Is the deceiver syndrome an attribution bias

How could the typology of the “imposter syndrome” be reconciled with the robustness of the “selfish tendency”?


Is the phenomenology of someone with major depression actually the same as that of someone with imposter syndrome?

Yes and no. Let me first state that the two syndromes compared in your question are fundamentally due to particular cultural and social pressures. It's revealing that Asians and women, both quite different cultural groups, reportedly get low scores on that Self esteem achieve. Low self-esteem, in turn, leads to anxiety and depression and is strongly linked to imposter syndrome.

In addition, ADHD people suffer from similar social pressures, which in turn affect their self-esteem. It is also common knowledge that psychopaths have serious problems with the ego, which is likely linked to self-esteem. Psychopathy is strongly linked to high rates of suicide in otherwise physically healthy people, which could indicate serious self-loathing.

So it seems that certain external social pressures are unfortunately internalized and can cause extremely low self-esteem, severe depression, and severe anxiety. People with imposter syndrome have terrible identity / ego problems. They rarely feel worthy or deserve love or other social rewards (such as career success). They barely feel like humans because they got so psychologically dehumanized along the way.

Lots of people are made up of different ones selfish Taught or conditioned by general or dominant society, extremely submissive, humble, humble and grounds to be selfless .

On the flip side, those with a strong selfish tendency are those whose sense of self or ego has seldom ever been neglected, or who have been resilient enough or resourceful enough to withstand submission by the dominant society. Your self-esteem is completely intact. They know who they are and they take pride in that knowledge.

In conclusion, the key to understanding the opposing relationship between selfish bias and imposter syndrome depends on questions related to ego or self development. The problem is that some people are more likely to deal with failure, shame, and disappointment identify than with success and praise or pride. They do this because somehow they feel emotionally subhuman.

And the reason some people are able to withstand this type of emotional abuse, oppression, or deficit (thereby maintaining the self while maintaining their self-esteem) while others cannot may be due in part to differences in intelligence be due. I've noticed that very intelligent people are more likely to be more confident (even when trying to be humble) compared to people of average or lower intelligence. And bottom line: intelligence is a valuable resource for mental health.


Can you tell me - am I correct in interpreting this as the answer using a paradigm based on psychodynamics?


Many Thanks. My answer was not intentionally based on established models or theories. I usually think and write in a flowing habit. It's just a synthesis of my life as an independent student.