‘Fake it ’til you make it’ is psychologically damaging

Faking it until you make it is not necessarily the best way to make it to the top.

“Our lives and careers are filled with examples of inauthentic behavior. We feign interest in meetings or laugh at our boss’s bad jokes in order to be positive team members, build relationships, and accomplish shared goals. This is how we get along—and it is how some of us get ahead.”


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