Imposter Syndrome: Stories From TJ Alumni

By Sean Nguyen, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Imposter syndrome—a general feeling of inadequacy that persists— affects anyone regardless of success. Alumni, now in their 20s and 30s, share their experiences with Imposter Syndrome before, at, and after TJ. More importantly, they articulate how to minimize self-doubt and lack of confidence through their first-hand accounts. For students curious to learn their own degree of Imposter Syndrome, this is the official clinical imposter syndrome test.

This story was originally published on tjTODAY on January 9, 2021.