You might have heard of the Jonah Complex; the fear of «undeserved» success and happiness, and perhaps you are familiar with Imposter Syndrome; the fear of being exposed as a “fraud” even when the evidence tells you otherwise.

All my life I was told that I was fortunate, privileged, smart and cute. I shouldn’t ask for more, right? Wrong. I just put the bar so high I could never reach it. So any praise I got as an hard-working adult was dismissed as pure luck, genetic fortune, or that I had fooled someone into thinking I had skills. To compensate…

Trine Harnes

Leder, Design Thinking, Fagskolen Kristiania, Oslo, Norway.

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