Impostorism Scale

Impostorism Scale
Leary‚ Patton‚ Orlando‚ & Funk‚ 2000
1.    Sometimes I am afraid I will be discovered for who I really am.
2.    I tend to feel like a phony.
3.    I’m afraid people important to me may find out that I’m not as capable as they think I am.
4.    In some situations I feel like an imposter.
5.    Sometimes I’m afraid others will discover how much knowledge or ability I really lack.
6.    In some situations I feel like a “great pretender”; that is‚ I’m not as genuine as others think I am.
7.    In some situations I act like an imposter.
1 = Not at all ch‎aracteristic of me.
2 = Slightly ch‎aracteristic of me.
3 = Moderately ch‎aracteristic of me.
4 = Very ch‎aracteristic of me.
5 = Extremely ch‎aracteristic of me.
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Leary‚ M. R.‚ Patton‚ K.‚ Orlando‚ A.‚ & Funk‚ W. W. (2000). The impostor phenomenon: Self-perceptions‚ reflected appraisals‚ and interpersonal strategies. Journal of Personality‚ 68‚ 725-756.