Dr. Nicola Gates

#48 The Science of Imposter Syndrome and How to Harness It – Dr Nicola Gates

Imposter syndrome is a psychological occurrence where people doubt their skills, talents, or accomplishments and often feel like a fraud, despite being high-performing in external, objective ways

Dr Nicola Gates is a leading clinical neuropsychologist, neuroscience researcher, and best-selling author, She has worked in brain and cognitive health and wellbeing for over 25 years, is a an engaging speaker and has published dozens of peer-reviewed research papers.  

In this episode Andrew and Dr Nicola discuss:

4:45 Definition of imposter syndrome and why it isn’t considered a mental disorder

11:00 Andrew and Nicola’s personal experience with imposter syndrome

15:00 The positive effects of imposter syndrome and Andrew’s worst presentation ever

19:30 What causes imposter syndrome and who is more likely to have it

23:00 5 different types of imposter syndrome including the superman/woman

33:30 How to balance imposter syndrome with achieving results

36:45 Imposter syndrome and confidence, and Nicola’s experience in the world of academia

40:00 How Nicola would coach herself and dropping her guard with a group of psych students

45:20 Some of the benefits of imposter syndrome and how Nicola saw Andrew see it manifest

50:30 Optimising performance and not letting imposter syndrome weigh you down


You can find Nicola at her websitehttp://brainandmindpsychology.com/

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