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How To Deal With Impostor Syndrome Using Gamification?

  • 14th Jun'21

Imagine someone constantly pulling you down whenever you accomplish something. It sucks to even think about it, right? Now, imagine if that someone is YOU.

That’s exactly what Impostor Syndrome does to a person.

Do you want to know how gamification concepts help you deal with Impostor Syndrome?

The strategy directly linked to gamification targets specific motivational levers by using them to transform your attitude and perspective. The aim of using them in this way is to create an overarching approach that will soften, reduce, or eliminate the feeling of becoming an impostor. 

In this article, we'll look at five different motivational levers:


Five Motivational Levers 


  • Purpose

When considering purpose as a motivator, you can begin by establishing and/or cultivating a (personal) objective that gives you something to aspire to. It has to be an anchor point for yourself and to validate and reinforce affirmation for yourself after reaching that target.


  • Mastery

Mastery is about visualizing, recognizing, and writing down your abilities. Being aware of the skills you have can help you break down challenges into manageable tasks. This enables you to recognize what you have and what you need. In essence, this adds purpose to the exercise.



  • Autonomy

Autonomy, or the realization that you have the power and right to choose your path, is one of the most effective motivational levers in combating impostor syndrome. This is the fundamental principle of self-empowerment. You define your journey. This easy exercise will help you simplify your outlook to make things more manageable by eliminating any of life's complications that cause anxiety and can lead to impostor syndrome.


  • Belonging

A key motivator is a sense of belonging. The sense of being an impostor mostly arises from an inability to connect with people around you, rather than from a belief that you are or are not enough. Therefore, find your tribe.


  • Esteem

There are two parts of self-esteem: how we choose to be viewed and how we are perceived. Recognize and reward yourself when you succeed. Reframe failure as a chance to improve and possibly innovate. Accepting failures is a crucial step in combating impostor syndrome.


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