1954: Impostor Syndrome

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1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm UTC

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Title Text: It's actually worst in people who study the Dunning–Kruger effect. We tried to organize a conference on it, but the only people who would agree to give the keynote were random undergrads.

I guess no-one else feels competent enough to post this. If I try, do you promise not to berate me for being so incompetent at it?

For real though, I feel like impostor syndrome is more common in the technology field, what with all the high-speed changes we're supposed to keep up with. I'm always worried that I'm going to be outed for not keeping up with the latest javascript frameworks, even though I'm an embedded developer.

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby New User » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:50 pm UTC

And now Wikipedia gets a sudden uptick in hits for the article on the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby cellocgw » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:51 pm UTC

New User wrote:And now Wikipedia gets a sudden uptick in hits for the article on the Dunning-Kruger effect.


It gets more interesting if you take the position that their names are actually Jason Dunning and Freddie Kruger
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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby skout » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:13 pm UTC

New User wrote:And now Wikipedia gets a sudden uptick in hits for the article on the Dunning-Kruger effect.


I recognized this immediately and refused to cooperate. I will remain ignorant (so far as anyone peeking at my Google history knows!)

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby Velo Steve » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:46 pm UTC

Thanks, Randall, for ruining my whole morning's productivity!

Comic -> Dunning–Kruger on Wikipedia
they won an Ig-Nobel? -> reviewing the whole history of Ig-Nobel prize recipients
cat a liquid or solid? -> Rheology Bulletin, On the Rheology of Cats
links crediting article images -> one of those stupid click-bait sites

I came "this" close to watching cat videos!

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:49 pm UTC

I wonder frequently whether I have imposter syndrome, or if I only wish I did because that would mean my insecurities are unfounded and everyone else thinks I’m more awesome than I think I am, which would be nice.
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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby orthogon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:58 pm UTC

skout wrote:
New User wrote:And now Wikipedia gets a sudden uptick in hits for the article on the Dunning-Kruger effect.


I recognized this immediately and refused to cooperate. I will remain ignorant (so far as anyone peeking at my Google history knows!)

I suspect you are deliberately underestimating your understanding of the Dunning-Kruger effect, out of an irrational fear of surveillance. You have Paranoid-Dunning-Kruger-impostor-effect-syndrome-by-proxy.
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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby rmsgrey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:39 pm UTC

I, of course, am an expert on understanding the meaning of the phrase "Dunning-Kruger effect". Or am I?

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:02 pm UTC

I'm entirely confident that you are. Sorry.

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby Mikeski » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:09 am UTC

After reading through these posts, the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect makes me think you're all experts!

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby JohnTheWysard » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:After reading through these posts, the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect makes me think you're all experts!

Expert, from Ex-spurt: A drip under pressure.

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby MakingProgress » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm UTC

crystalmeph wrote:...
For real though, I feel like impostor syndrome is more common in the technology field, what with all the high-speed changes we're supposed to keep up with. I'm always worried that I'm going to be outed for not keeping up with the latest javascript frameworks, even though I'm an embedded developer.

Javascript is old hat. Everybody does typescript now. :twisted:

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby ucim » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:43 pm UTC

MakingProgress wrote:Javascript is old hat. Everybody doeshates typescript now. :twisted:
FTFY

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Re: 1954: Impostor Syndrome

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:58 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I wonder frequently whether I have imposter syndrome, or if I only wish I did because that would mean my insecurities are unfounded and everyone else thinks I’m more awesome than I think I am, which would be nice.

It is hard to say without knowing what you and the other forumites think, but if you have to wonder, I'd say the odds are pretty good.


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