According to research, it is estimated that around 70% of adults will experience imposter syndrome at least once in their lifetime. The term ‘imposter syndrome’ was first used in the 1970’s by psychologists Suzanna Imes and Pauline Clance. It was originally thought to only apply to high achieving women, but it is now recognised as more widely experienced by both men and women, regardless of their social status, work background or skill level.