The impostor phenomenon, as a construct, encompasses (1) feelings of intellectual phoniness
, (2) beliefs that individual success is based on luck or hard work rather than ability, (3) lack of confidence in the ability to replicate past successes, (4) fear of evaluation by others, as well as failure, (5) fear that one's incompetence will be discovered, and (6) an inability to take pleasure in one's achievements (Clance and Imes, 1978; September et al.
I would love to finally have justice for the murder of my son and the pointless deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people who should be alive if not for the phoniness
of this administration.
I do like Christmas, but I don't like all the palaver, the phoniness
The patent phoniness
of that revolution is revealed in the Bush administration's reaction to an actual spontaneous uprising against tyranny--the demonstrations recently suppressed in Uzbekistan by Islam Karimov.
Salinger's Holden Caulfield, Dean was all about fighting phoniness
They may be brusque and upfront, but New Yorkers say what they mean and there is no phoniness
about them like in other parts of the States when people say, `it's absolutely my pleasure' and you know it can't possibly be so.
Over the centuries their name has become synonymous with phoniness
Cockburn: A lot of young people are responding to what they see as the phoniness
of the world, what they see as encroachments on their own future--by business, for instance.
Texas is still resistant to Howard Johnsons, Interstate highways and some forms of phoniness
Having Chester point out the phoniness
of the situation puts the audience on his side, even though he is, for the most part, a reprehensible character.
Perhaps he speculates, "it's not a good business plan to play up the phoniness
and hypocrisy of your client.
The imposter phenomenon (IP) is an intense feeling of intellectual phoniness
, a tendency to attribute successes to external factors, and the resulting fear of being discovered as an intellectual imposter or fraud.
This was the Gray Lady in all her harrumphing self-importance and oak-paneled phoniness
and irrelevance are especially noticeable when the producer is unwise enough to juxtapose them with authentic material.
Expose the phoniness
of Wall Street reform a la Harvey Pitt, of prescription drug benefits that don't give enough help to enough people, and of leave-no-child-behind education programs that do not provide the money to really improve poor schools.