Impostor Syndrome Bingo

Impostor Syndrome Bingo Card

This bingo card has a free space and 38 words: I apologize for mistakes or for not knowing something, I assume I will fail so I will not be disappointed when I do, I attribute my accomplish-ments to something other than myself, I panic before a test, presentation, or interview, I assume when people compliment me, they are just being nice, I tend to remember times when I have not done my best more than times I have done my best, I assume that other people are right, I remind others of how much I do not know, I hold back when working in a group or team, I hide my accomplish-ments, I explain why I do not deserve the compliment, I do not tell anyone I feel like an impostor, I do not voice my real opinions, I do not let people see me studying or working too hard, I always share credit with others (even if I did all the work), I avoid challenging myself too much, I should succeed at everything I do, I should automat-ically "get it", I should be able to anticipate problems before they occur, I should feel lucky to have gotten into school, the job, etc., I should be able to do everything myself, I never let on that I do not know how to do something, I struggle to find study buddies as others are smarter than me, I procrastinate starting important tasks, as they make me feel anxious, The only way I will make it in STEM is by working harder than others, I do not make declarative statements like "I know the answer", I qualify questions or comments by saying things like, "This may not be right, but...", When people praise me for an accomplishment, I’m afraid I won’t be able to live up to their expectations, I have a dread of others evaluating me, I have often succeeded in a task even though I was afraid that I would not do well, I try to be really personable and friendly do people won't notice if I'm not that good, It was a fluke. I can only be that good once, I look really good on paper but I don't really have the skills to live up to my credentials, When someone uses an unfamiliar word, I assume everyone else understands, I think I was hired or admitted because of some kind of mistake, Eventually people will realize I am underqualified for my role, I don't feel like I belong and I avoid expressing confidence because I think people will see it as obnoxious or overcompensating.

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