There is a lot of conversation out there on the topic of impostor syndrome. I see it in my news feed frequently, and it is the buzzword at my job. You can throw a rock in the dark and you can find a post about impostor syndrome.
There is a mindset that some have that luck or good fortune has propelled them in the workforce over natural talent and ability.
This culture of feeling this way may have something to do with engaging in prosocial behavior and emotional intelligence.
I know a lot of unqualified people that are where they are due to connection. Sometimes it feels I wasted an entire half of a career developing hard skills for my job when I should have been connecting.
I teach a curriculum at work explaining that 80 percent of what you do in the workplace revolves around emotional intelligence.
My workplace calls for this curriculum and I can only conclude that they agree with it.
Perhaps actually lacking concrete skills justifies feeling like an impostor and is not always a syndrome.
A mix of hard and soft skills is reasonable and appropriate, but if the balance is tipped, one may be left feeling a wee bit fake.
What do you think? I am open to thoughtful dialogue and delving further into my opinion in the comments. I don’t have to be right.