Imposter syndrome remains a persistent issue within the tech industry.
Interviewing.io, which allows people to practice technical interviewing anonymously, has been collecting data about tech pros and imposter syndrome for quite some time.
While that’s good in the sense that gender disparity seems limited, imposter syndrome is nonetheless a pervasive factor for all tech pros.
“Seniority does help mitigate some of the pain, but impostor syndrome affects everyone, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.”
There are signs that imposter syndrome fades with time.
Earlier this year, Stack Overflow released a study suggesting that tech pros aren’t as victimized by such thoughts once they’ve worked in tech for at least ten years.
If imposter syndrome were truly pervasive within the tech industry, the percentage of veteran tech pros agreeing with that statement would likely remain high for decades into their collective careers.