3 Minute Imposter Syndrome Test

Do you often feel like a fraud? Like you’re just waiting for someone to find out that you’re not as smart or talented as they think you are? If so, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome. This is a psychological pattern where one doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! A lot of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. To help you identify imposter syndrome, we’ve created a 3-minute imposter syndrome test. In this quiz, you’ll answer a series of questions about your thoughts and feelings to see if imposter syndrome is at play. It’s easy, fast, and completely anonymous. Plus, it only takes 3 minutes – so what are you waiting for? Take the imposter syndrome test now and get started on the path to understanding your own imposter syndrome. Good luck! Remember, imposter syndrome is very common and there’s no need to be ashamed or embarrassed about it. If you do identify as having imposter syndrome, take comfort in knowing that there are resources and strategies available to help you cope. You can find more information about imposter syndrome on our website or reach out to a mental health professional if needed. No matter what, it’s important to remember that imposter syndrome doesn’t define you – you’re worth so much more than your accomplishments and successes!

Our 3-Minute Imposter Syndrome Test is a quiz based on the work of Dr. Pauline Rose Clance, who created the Clance Imposter Phenomenon Scale. The Imposter Syndrome Test is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

I have often succeeded on a test or task even though I was afraid that I would not do well before I undertook the task.

I can give the impression that I’m more competent than I really am

I avoid evaluations if possible and have a dread of others evaluating me.

When people praise me for something I’ve accomplished, I’m afraid I won’t be able to live up to their expectations of me in the future.

I sometimes think I obtained my present position or gained my present success because I happened to be in the right place at the right time or knew the right people.

I’m afraid people important to me may find out that I’m not as capable as they think I am.

I tend to remember the incidents in which I have not done my best more than those times I have done my best.

I rarely do a project or task as well as I’d like to do it.

Sometimes I feel or believe that my success in my life or in my job has been the result of some kind of error.

It’s hard for me to accept compliments or praise about my intelligence or accomplishments.

At times, I feel my success has been due to some kind of luck.

I’m disappointed at times in my present accomplishments and think I should have accomplished much more.

Sometimes I’m afraid others will discover how much knowledge or ability I really lack.

I’m often afraid that I may fail at a new assignment or undertaking even though I generally do well at what I attempt.

When I’ve succeeded at something and received recognition for my accomplishments, I have doubts that I can keep repeating that success.

If I receive a great deal of praise and recognition for something I’ve accomplished, I tend to discount the importance of what I’ve done.

I often compare my ability to those around me and think they may be more intelligent than I am.

I often worry about not succeeding with a project or examination, even though others around me have considerable confidence that I will do well.

If I’m going to receive a promotion or gain recognition of some kind, I hesitate to tell others until it is an accomplished fact.

I feel bad and discouraged if I’m not “the best” or at least “very special” in situations that involve achievement.

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