Examples of 'imposter' thoughts
✅ "I'll never be good enough"
It's either you do things perfectly or you feel like a failure. You can assume that one bad experience tells all about the future and therefore all similar situations will end the same.
✅ "He thinks I'm dumb ,probably regrets hiring me"
You take your assumptions as facts. Jumping to conclusions without finding out the true reasons behind someone's actions and intentions.
✅ "It's my fault the meeting went poorly"
You feel highly responsible for anything bad happening, even sometimes for things that have nothing to do with you.
✅ "I'm going to F*ck this up & become unemployed"
You tend to overestimate the possibility a disaster can happen. Imagining everything that might go wrong. Due to your fixation on the worst-case scenario, you can magnify the importance of events and how awful they could be.
✅ "I was constantly stumbling on my words, I'm a bad speaker"
You focus on the negative, ignore or misinterpret positive aspects of the situation. When you have done a great job, you overthink it, downplay the positive comments from others ("I did an okay job, it wasn't that great") and hold on to the negative aspects (what can be better).