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Imposter syndrome: a heavy historical legacy

Imposter syndrome: a heavy historical legacy

He imposter syndrome It has always accompanied women when it comes to developing.

A few years ago, Michelle Obama She confessed to suffering from this syndrome in a speech in which she assumed that why people were interested in what she said.

So let’s imagine what happens to ordinary women when they embark on a work project or a relationship.

According to a KPMG Mexico study, 35% of women reveal a lack of self-esteem and confidence, and this is the basis for feeling impostor syndrome.

Doing a little historical revisionism, we can identify that socially, women have had to fight for a place in decision-making positions.

They have been pointed out as less capable, stating that their place is only in the house. This has produced women with very high levels of demandthat They feel that nothing is enough and that they must show that they can do everything because asking for help is a sign of inability.

It is very noticeable how cultural mandates such as motherhood and care tasks still condition women in limiting thoughts to develop in the world of work and in relationships, since they often become women with “super powers” ​​that occupy all the places.

Impostor syndrome is that feeling of being in a place that does not belong to them, as if they were waiting for someone to discover the deception.

This feeling often comes from childhood. Let’s think that children need the approval of their parents, and if they have given us an insecure attachment, this is reflected in adults seeking constant approval.

Although imposter syndrome also affects men, women are more likely to experience it because They have a historical heritage where they have been relegated to domestic tasks, bombarded by unattainable beauty stereotypes.

This has been internalized by generations of women and also deepened by parenting stereotypes.

The good news is that more and more women are waking up, since more than 80% of our students are women, marking that there is a new paradigm being born. While they work on compassion towards themselves, recognizing their own capabilities, observing that what they achieved is not a simple stroke of luck, but is part of their capabilities and ability, what they are achieving is unlocking a new layer of consciousness.

On a personal level, this syndrome is reflected in the lack of self lovein the things they say about the body, the internal standards with which they live seeking to reach a peak that they set for themselves as a result of culture.

And this lack of self-love affects the couple from developing healthy and lasting bonds because they simply do not believe that another can love them.

The path to overcoming this syndrome is a work of self-knowledge but the social work of accompanying the visibility of women in leadership positions and in tasks associated with the masculine that accompany showing new ways is also important.

This awakening of consciousness, that is, the individual search of women in their personal development, is the main tool we have today for collective change, breaking social patterns and promoting a new paradigm.

Ontological coach and specialist in Systemic View.

Source: Ambito

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