Imposter Syndrome : Is it a sign of greatness?
Many successful persons believe that their success is the congregate of their luck and their ability to deceive others as they are not worth what they have achieved. He feels like a fraud who has achieved this highly acclaimed position just be projecting his good side and hiding the lacking one. Such personality is marked by their inability to internalize their success and persistent fear of getting exposed regarding their incompetence.
Despite clear evidence regarding their excellence and achievements, they remain convinced that they are fraud and achieved all this by deceiving others. They feel that they are just manipulating thing and mindset of the masses to make them accept his excellence. The real self, in their opinion is a worthless guy.
For example, a writer feels as if he is not a writer, rather copying things from here and there and adapting scenes from real life events, which together takes the shape of his novel. He fails to realize that everything in this world is the product of something which is already there. To expect something as 100% original is an expectation in-vane. There is nothing wrong in developing new or unique ideas through the congregation of what is already existing. Betterment if the gradual process of evolution. Masterpiece are not sudden surge, rather they a gradual outcome.
Simulating something good inculcates similar positivity and eventually make the person simulating better than the actual model which has been simulated. What must be remembered that the intention should be good, positive and should not harm anyone. Walking along a known path to explore the unknown makes you equally great. To say that Vasco da Gama used the Ship and compass, which was the creation of some other people to discover India and thus do not deserve the credit he enjoys, is just a foolish interpretation. What is praiseworthy is the rise above the average to create and establish a novel idea. Imposter syndrome is either a foolish prophecy or just the inferiority complex of a genius which makes him go on learning and thus become more and more genius.