Do you have imposter syndrome?View other answers to this thread
No. If you do have it, I urge you to read the below. I'm going to be pretty blunt, but realize that at one point I had it as well and now I don't.
Imposter Syndrome is selfish and egotistical
Stop focusing on yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others. Start focusing on comparing yourself to past you... Start focusing on learning and doing a better job.
"Imposter syndrome" does nothing good for you and nothing good for anyone else. All it can possibly do is make things worse for everyone. Someone who feels they aren't good enough is either depressed or out to prove that they are good enough. These are both toxic to you and the people around you. The word "pro" doesn't mean "master at everything," it just means "does as a profession" aka "earns money to do." THAT'S IT! This notion that a professional has to know everything is not just absurd, but it's downright flawed. These days, I have absolutely no care about "how much of a master I am." I simply enjoy doing what I do and I get paid to do it.
Focus more on learning, improving, contributing to the team, understanding what the team needs and executing, and less on your status.
At the end of the day, if you feel you are inferior, then you become inferior. Ever heard of the term "self-fulfilling prophecy?"
Read this quote over and over by Michael Jordan:
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
It's completely normal for there to be more experienced and less experienced people in any given field. It's also completely normal for people to learn at different rates. I think that this feeling that is so-called "imposter syndrome" is simply "wanting to be more experienced/skilled." The term is relatively new, but the concept is age-old. There are no real shortcuts in life, you'll get there in due time.