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How To Deal If You’re Always Worried People Will Find Out You’re A Failure At Life

Dr. Young says it’s true that imposter syndrome is more common in women, because there are so many misconceptions out there about women not being as competent as men. “Whenever you belong to any group for whom there are stereotypes about competence, you’re going to be more susceptible [to imposter syndrome],” Dr. Young says. Dr. Young says that often when she gives talks about imposter syndrome at universities, she sees a lot of international students.

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This Psychological Theory Explains Why Some People Act More Like Their Zodiac Sign

A 1994 study, conducted by psychology professor Jan J.F. van Rooij, may suggest as much. In a nutshell, the study tested whether people born under “positive” Zodiac signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius — aka all fire and air signs) were more extroverted while people born under “negative” signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces — all the earth and water signs) were more introverted. Make what you will of the suggestion that fire and air signs are more extroverted while earth and water signs are more introverted (we’d argue that the extent of someone’s extroversion is a little more nuanced than that), but this characterization is generally accepted in the astro community, with obvious exceptions — let’s never forget that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a supposedly introverted Taurus.