The Impostor Syndrome Fallacy explained

Impostor Syndrome

-You are concerned that you are not good enough to belong at the good institution where you were admitted


-If the institution is good, then your admittance is valid; you belong at the good institution

-If your admittance was mistaken, then the institution is not good; your concern is flawed in its premise


-Impostor Syndrome is a fallacy, i.e. a mistaken belief based on an unsound argument

-Michael Wininger, Ph.D. 

Yale University

August 31, 2022