@e8johan when I first read this I thought it was about the Dunning-Kruger effect and was very confused for a while

@e8johan “Impostor Syndrome” bugs me. If I’m around dozens of professionals all desperately claiming that they are real competent, high motivated, experienced go-getters who know how the world works, and they’ll punch anyone who says differently, then I’m the one who has a mental problem, for being fooled by their lies?

@cy that is not impostor syndrome, that is a toxic work environment.

@e8johan oooh yeah that's very true! Impostor symdrome makes me assume people know a ton of stuff and it's definitely been a problem before trying to explain things to people

@e8johan Why is imposter syndrome shaped like a death star?
Was the death star an imposter? Did it think it was supposed to be a moon, yet knew it wasn't?

@e8johan So this means: The self-declared imposter is only wrong in the assumption that everything the individual knows is also known by "the others".

The self-declared imposter is not wrong in that "the others" know an awful lot more than the individual. However, the problem then is to stop there explaining the world! "The others" is not a singular entity, but a group of individuals who think and act independently. Everybody else knows just about the same amount as the self-declared imposter.

@e8johan still, if everyone around me learns a little new, i am useless

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I'd boost this but no image description. Oh well :blobshrug:

@e8johan Yeah, I got that kinda...
only my unique knowledge is where to find dumb stuff :-D

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