Is it just me or feeling the imposter syndrome, and blogging about it is super trendy at the moment ?

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    Yes, mental illnesses and social disabilities are cool now. Didn't you get the memo?
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    @Jilano I've gotta get used to it
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    @Nans I still hope that it's just a trend that will die as quickly as it came to be, unfortunately, some tend to stick around for a while.

    The good thing is, by staying away from the usual "social media", you avoid most of that noise.
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    @Jilano It's just annoying when you are browsing websites to get technical information / career tips, and to end up finding 1 article out of 3 are about mental issues ...
    Anyway yeah, I hope the trend will soon disappear !
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    If you are a average straight white guy, like many in tech are, then you are the lowest scum on earth to the progressives. Some mental illness buys you an entry level ticket to the victim olympics, and you gain limited acceptance as human being. So yeah, that's a motivation.
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    I guess I take the optimistic view that you're seeing more of it because more people feel comfortable talking about it and sharing their experiences.

    Especially things like imposter syndrome which is surprisingly common (particularly in the tech industry) and also has a lot of stigma in the workplace. A big concern of people suffering from that is that talking about it puts them in a bad position at their current job, or when looking for work in future.

    While I'm sure there's always going to be people playing the game, I think it's positive that it's becoming more talked about and hopefully more people can relate to it and take steps to get better etc.
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