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@joshuamiller: “Friday Thought”: As software engineers, we have to learn how to accept criticism, feedback, and detach ourselves from critique. Our work is highly scrutinized: whether through code review, QA review, user testing, client feedback, or some other channel. In our organizations, there are multiple people whose job it is to identify, catalog, and document your every mistake. When thinking about “Imposter Syndrome”, consider this phenomenon. You’re under constant scrutiny, and it’s difficult to disconnect yourself from that critique. This is not a direct reflection of your personal ability, skill, or qualification, but rather just standard operating procedure in the software engineering ecosystem. Learning to accept criticism and appreciate the critique can go a long way to combating “Imposter Syndrome”.
@az: That was a really good write up @joshuamiller
Something to add to the imposter syndrome is that it never truly goes away
I feel it right now that there are devs with more years of experience than me, older and even wiser than me, that look to me for direction. So there are times that I feel like I shouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, so that imposter syndrome feeling never goes away, especially as you grow in your career
@bwaustin: True, there is ALWAYS something you don’t know. The key is having a network of just-in-time experts you can tap into. (hey that’s why we’re here, right?)
@t.meadows: That’s very reassuring to hear, as someone trying to get into the field