Oh my goodness! I have always been fond of Jen and her humor in approaching both her own giftedness and the issues with her 2E household, but man oh man….
Friday’s post was the BEST! – Just check out this little snippet:
To the best of my knowledge there is no cure for Impostor Syndrome; I believe it’s just something you have to learn to live with. Coupled with Perfectionism it makes for an interesting evening of internal voices duking it out (don’t even ask how long it took to write this post). I’m just tired of its whispered lies.
Jen’s words ring so true for me and most of the gifted adults I know. And yes, it is about doing things IN SPITE of the perfectionism and the Imposter Syndrome…maybe even BECAUSE of them.
For me, I am always looking for ways to not only combat my own insecurities, but help others do the same. REDEFINING NORMAL, releasing next year, is a book specifically for teen girls and deals with the issues of both perfectionism and the Imposter Syndrome so many of us deal with. I am excited for this book, excited to think maybe this is something we can shape at a much younger age.
But what about me and the other adults out there – what about those of us whose negative self-talk is beyond ingrained in our minds? Do we need our own manual to deal with this more pervasive aspect of self?
I think maybe yes. And I think I’ve found my next book project…