Speaking Point: Have you ever wondered why your life is the way it is? Why certain challenges constantly plague you? Why you attract certain people in your life? The answer may lie in the impostor that resides within you.
We all have an impostor or two (or three) that controls us. The impostor personality consists of the fears, old beliefs and habits that prevent you from achieving your highest personal and professional success.
Speaking Point: 1. The Wounded Inner Child … is dealing with some sort of abandonment issue from childhood.
Speaking Point: 2. The Overthinker … is someone who is very scared of the future and who doesn't believe in themselves.
Speaking Point: 3. The Therapist/Counselor… results from an emotional pain that someone has been masking for a long time.
Speaking Point: 4. The Sex God or Goddess… never learned to value themselves for what they have to offer.
Speaking Point: 5. The Narcissist occurs when someone grew up in a household where other siblings received more attention, perhaps because the sibling was often sick or in trouble.
Speaking Point: 6. The Philosopher usually grew up in a household where they used their smarts or creativity to get away with things.
Speaking Point: 7. The Clown… stems from someone who didn't feel seen or heard as a child.
Speaking Point: 8. The Fixer … is very similar to the Counselor in that the person wants to help others. But while the Counselor often goes the professional, academic route, the Fixer is more like a gossipy interloper.
Speaking Point: By recognizing your Impostor and taking steps to control it, you can start living life from your authentic self. When issues come up, you can handle them from a rational perspective rather than be reactionary.