ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a feeling that a lot of people have, of thinking that they don't deserve their accomplishments or successes, even though they have worked hard for them. It's like feeling like you are pretending to be someone that you aren't, even though you have done what you should to be successful. It can make people feel like they are not good enough and that others are more capable than they are.