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"It's a great school, but it wasn't my first choice."
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"I'm in way over my head"
Tags:toaster, toasters, appliance, appliances, kitchen appliance, kitchen appliances, robot, robots, advanced technology, technology, tech, robotics, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineer, mechanical engineers, electronics engineering, electronics, electronics engineer, electronics engineers, computer engineering, computer, computers, computer engineers, computer engineer, engineer, engineers, computer science, nerds, in over your head, in over my head, sayings, expressions, outdated, outmoded, intelligence, intelligent, imposter, imposters, imposter syndrome, impostor, impostors, impostor syndrome, self-worth, self-esteem, outclassed
1,001 Cheap Disguises
Tags:disguise, disguised, disguises, book, books, bad disguise, bad disguises, weirdo, weird, how-to, costume, costumes, fancy dress, park, parks, creep, creeps, creepy, hide, hidden, hiding, conceal, concealed, mask, camo, camouflage, masks, impersonate, impersonator, impersonators, impostor, impostors
Tags:conductor, conductors, orchestra, orchestras, music, musician, musicians, music, fake, fakes, faker, fake it, fakes it, faking it, musician, musicians, musical, read music, reads music, reading music, music stand, music stands, fraud, frauds, impostor, impostors, impostor syndrome, unprepared, failing to prepare, preparation, preparations, preparing
'Your fear of being publicly exposed as a fraud is a stress-related disorder called 'Imposter Syndrome.' It's common among people in high-profile authority positions, and, of course, in actual phonies like you!'
"O.K., O.K., ... I'm a prawn who made it big. Shrimp just sounds better."
Actually, I'm not Mr. Weintraub. I'm just, sort of, taking over for awhile."
Tags:imposter, imposters, impostor, impostors, alien, aliens, alien takeover, martian, martians, extraterrestrial, extraterrestrials, business, businessman, businessmen, business takeover, ownership, corporate merger, new ownership, shift in power, poser, posers, hoax, impersonation, impersonator, impersonators, acquisitions, acquisition, corporate, corporation, corporations, alien invasion
'Since you stole my identity I thought I'd bring you the rest of the package.'
"That's the guy I hired to read Proust for me."
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, purple prose, proust, fake, faked, crap, full of crap, pretend, impostor, hire, hired, date, dates
"That's a great idea, Ben. I can hardly wait to take all the credit."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, idea, ideas, credit, taking credit, undeserving, stealing, fraud, theft, impostor, impostors, greed, greedy, leech, leeches
"Each of us harbors a secret fear he'll be unmasked as a fake, a fraud, a charlatan."
Tags:charlatan, fake, fake news, fraud, quack, quacks, sham, con artist, con artists, unmasked, found out, unprofessional, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling, impostor, impostors
"I, for one, enjoy paying my taxes."
Tags:tax, taxes, taxpayer, taxpayers, tax payer, tax payers, government, governments, king, kings, monarch, monarchy, monarchies, royals, royal, royalty, alcohol, booze, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinker, drinkers, drinking, drunk, drunks, bartender, bartenders, interloper, interlopers, impostor, impostors, drinking companion, drinking companions, drunk, drunks
"If you didn't want to feel inferior to your classmates, you shouldn't have gone to such a good school."
Tags:college, college grad, graduate, graduation, congratulations, congrats, inferiority complex, inferior, inferiority, university, alumni, alunmus, news, success, reunion, successful, impostor, impostor syndrome, magazine, magazines, superiority, superior, regret, regrets, regretting, modern, modern life, self assured, self assurance, self-assured, self-assurance, modern life, married, married life, age, ageing, aged, mid life, mid-life, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis
Less Than Superheros
Tags:hero, heroes, super hero, super heroes, superhero, superheroes, word play, word plays, comic, comics, comic book, comic books, comic book characters, comic book character, knockoff, knockoffs, idiom, idioms, imposter, imposters, impostor, impostors, fake, fakes, faker, phoney, phony, phoneys, phonies, film, films, movies, movie, movie characters, movie character, film character, film characters, action movies, action movie, comic book movies, comic book movie
"I'm sorry, Mr. Wilkins, but now that you know I'm not a real doctor, I'm afraid I can't allow you to leave."
"If I'd known shopping could be this easy, I would have dressed up as a cop ages ago!"
Tags:police, police officer, police officers, cop, cops, costume, costumes, dress up, dress-up, dressing up, dressed up, disguise, disguised, disguises, shopping, shopper, shoppers, impostor, impostors, parking, city life, urban life, modern life, modern times, shortcut, shortcuts, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, city parking
"My kid form my first marriage? I thought he was YOUR kid from your first marriage."
Tags:first marriage, first marriages, kid, kids, impostor, impostors, merged family, merged families, failure to launch, grown up kid, grownup kid, grownup kids, grown-up kids, couch potato, couch potatoes, pretender, pretenders, fake, fakes, fraud, frauds, scam, scams, stepfamily, step-family, step-families, step family, step families
"So this is why you hide up here at the North Pole all year!!"
"Wow. I can't believe I got this far without anyone asking me for an I.D."
Tags:executive, executives, exec, execs, photo id, id card, id cards, photo ids, photo id, businessmen, businessman, corporate ladder, business ladder, promotion, promotions, fraud, frauds, con, cons, fraudster, fraudsters, conmen, conman, fake, fakes, impostor, impostors, office politics, corporate politics, office job
"The best advice I can give you is: 'Be Yourself.'"
Tags:impersonator, impersonators, impression, impressions, impostor, impostors, singer, singers, dancer, dancers, music, musician, musicians, cover band, cover bands, performer, performers, advice, be yourself, contradiction, contradictions, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinker, drinkers, drinking, drunk, drunks
"No. I have the baby."
Tags:infant, infants, baby, babies, cat, cats, pet cat, pet cats, pet, pets, cat owner, cat owners, childcare, child care, newborn, newborns, new, father, fathers, dad, dads, parenting, parent, parents, fatherhood, kitten, kittens, impostor, impostors, milk, bottle, bottles, family-life, family life
(I'm afraid someone is going to expose me as a phony, a fraud, … A complete charlatan.) (Uh, oh! He's on to me!)
Tags:charlatan, charlatans, fraud, frauds, phony, phonies, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling, fake, fakes, faker, fakers, impostor, impostors
"Not only our fishcakes. Granny Cora herself was recalled. She's not really a granny."
'You have the same shoes as my Uncle Charlie!'