Imposter syndrome, a term I have heard a number of times now and actually had someone tell me I was suffering this. After I heard this, I wanted to know what it was that I had. So off to the internet to find a definition.
Caltech Counselling Centre defines Imposter Syndrome as feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. I know this feeling, when I cannot remember what I read to be able to make a discussion post that sounds intelligent. I read everyone else's posts and think to myself how smart they sounds, why can't I sound that smart. Some times it can be a very defeating feeling but I know I have to over come it. I know that whatever I decide to do, research paper or thesis, my situation is different than everyone else. I will focus on something that deals with regulation and the processes that pertain to this role. I know when it comes to speaking regulation, I can do it and have to stop feeling like I am less smart than everyone else.