Good job! How could saying something kind be cruel? It turns out that praise has a dark side; its effects have been studied extensively in children, but I believe praise can have negative effects on adults as well. In a recent New York Times article, writer Paul Underwood says parents have been told for years … Continue reading Think Twice Before You Say “Good Job!”
When was your last epic fail? Chances are I can make a good guess about it by knowing whether you’re a man or a woman.
Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how women are much more likely to think of themselves as impostors. Men, on the other hand, tend to think … Continue reading Five Flavors of Impostor
Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about the different versions of Impostor Syndrome. Here’s one version. The Perfectionist believes that if you’re not perfect, you’re no good … Continue reading Think Differently to Beat Impostor Syndrome: The Perfectionist
People who subscribe to the Natural Genius theory of competence believe that true competence means having inherent intelligence and ability.