The Unbiased Truth Is the Best Remedy For An Imposter Syndrome

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Braggarts tell us how great they are –

Honest folks like you and I seek feedback from unbiased sources (1) like these:

1.) LinkedIn Recommendations from bosses and co-workers (2) who said,

He possesses an outstanding ability to articulate ideas and decision alternatives. In critical situations, this formed the basis for necessary business consensus building around his proposals.   ~ Former District Manager

Clark has been on my team for over a year now, and I am constantly impressed by his thoroughness…No detail goes past him without him asking if it makes sense or could be better – this particular skill of Clark’s has saved our team a lot of money.   ~ Former Director

Dependable, versatile, responsive, analytical – there are the terms that best describe Clark. He had the skills to play in 3-4 different positions on the soccer field and was able to adapt to the unique needs of the organization…I felt I could lean on Clark when I needed him.   ~ Former Group Director

2.) The Gallup Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment

This tool, which I strongly recommend, told me,

You automatically pinpoint trends, notice problems, or identify opportunities many people overlook.

Because of your strengths, you can reconfigure factual information or data in ways that reveal trends, raise issues, identify opportunities, or offer solutions.

Your quest to interpret events, grasp facts, or understand concepts appears limitless.

3.) Myers-Briggs Assessments said it best in their INFJ conclusion. (They also describe INFJs as Advocates.)

Few personality types are as passionate and mysterious as Advocates.

As someone with this personality type, your imagination and empathy make you someone who cherishes their integrity and deeply held principles.

Unlike many other idealistic types, however, you are also capable of turning those ideals into plans and executing them. (3)


Clark Finnical is a Career Expert and author. Clark’s first book, Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there), was published in 2017. LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level was published last year.

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(1) Please do not think I’ve written this article to brag. If you pursue the same sources, I’ll bet that you will get equally positive, if not more positive, feedback.

(2)  LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level Kindle location 1155 & the post Are You Getting The Best Recommendations Possible? explain how to get effective recommendations.

(3) Advocate Personality INFJ-A / INFJ-T Conclusion