Is is possible to ever say "I have an Impostor syndrome" and be right? From wikipedia: those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved.
What I mean by paradox is that if you think you have the impostor syndrome, then you believe that you are worth more than what you believe you are worth. Let me explain this in greater details:
- If you say (and believe) that you have this syndrome, it follows that you do think that you are not an actual fraud but just feel like a fraud (otherwise you don't have the syndrome, you're just an actual impostor). This implies that you think you do have some worth that comes from the accomplishments you feel you are a fraud about.
- On the other hand, if you actually do have the syndrome, it means that you cannot internalize these accomplishments and feel like they don't mean anything and are not due to your worth.
How can those two things be at the same time?  says you think you are worthy,  says you think you are worthless.