It's more common than you might think
Charlize Theron recently spoke about suffering from imposter syndrome when working on new film Bombshell - something which is commonly experienced by even the most successful of people.
She admitted to feeling “shit scared” of taking on the role, and also feeling like “there’s somebody out there who can do this better than you can”.
Those who experience imposter syndrome feel that they aren't "sufficiently competent or expert enough" to be in the position they are in, or that they don't deserve it, explains neuroscientist Tara Swart. You might "attribute your successes to luck, or others' mistakes, rather than your own skill, hard work or expertise".
This feeling can lead to the tendency to self-sabotage - whether consciously or not - points out a recent report by Stylist.