While the term imposter syndrome is generally associated with work and personal accomplishments, it can affect people in relationships too.
You may feel like you’re insufficient and struggle to view yourself as a worthwhile person. You may place your
partner on a pedestal and devalue yourself. You may believe they deserve someone better than you
– You may fail to see your strengths and be hyper focused on perceived shortcomings. As a result, you may see yourself as a burden on the relationship, rather than an equal partner.
– Living with imposter syndrome can feel like you’re playing a part and pretending to be someone else. You may constantly fear that your partner will discover your true self and find you inadequate.
Your feelings of inadequacy can cause you to doubt your partner’s feelings for you.
Negging can be considered a form of gaslighting because it involves manipulating someone's emotions or reality in order to gain power and control.
You might not feel worthy of having good things and somewhere deep down, you may be waiting for them to be taken away from you.
People who tend to be perfectionistic are usually more prone to impostor syndrome because they never live up to their unrealistic expectations for themselves
– They tend to compensate for their perceived flaws by behaving in ways that they think will make them more lovable to their partner, which might not be authentic to who they really are.