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How do other folks deal with imposter syndrome? I’m working with a developer who has 13 years of experience to my 2.5 YOE and my role it support...but I feel like I can’t add any value relative to what they can do

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General question—why do you think you, with 2.5 years of experience, should contribute on a level similar to a counterpart who has 13 years of experience?

I see this as a confidence thing. Know what you’re good at and where you can improve. View it as an opportunity to learn from someone with significantly more experience than you. Communicate with the other developer and tell him/her that you want to learn from them and see where they can help guide you.

You can contribute. Do what you can and stay positive. It does require being a bit proactive.

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In this situation, the goal is to learn from the master.

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Does the Dev give good feedback? Actively seek diversity in feedback and seek it often. You’ll find that you actually are appreciated and good at what you do. It’s good you’re aware of your IS as it helps to have a name to it.

Seeking feedback will work towards whittling away at IS since a good chunk of IS is simply not knowing and not believing how good you really are.

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The way you deal with imposter syndrome is to practice self-compassion. Like not just agree with the idea, but develop a full-on daily compassion practice.

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Do whatever you can to lessen workload for your peer and ask how you can help

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I don’t think this is impostor syndrome. This is just someone that’s far my experienced than you being able to do way more than you as they should be able to.

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Thanks all. I was feeling dumb because this person is just leaps and bounds beyond me, but we’re expected to be working together. Def appreciate the perspective

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