The popular Spanish series on Netflix ‘Money Heist’ star Jaime Lorente is experiencing a mental health issue, called Imposter Syndrome after the Spanish series ‘Money Heist’ (‘La Casa De Papel’) turned into a global phenomenon. He shared his experiences in a Spanish interview program, presented by Gonzo, and moved to the Faculty of Geography and History of the Complutense University of Madrid, the only university center in Spain with a free psychological hotline for students, PsiCall UCM.
The singer Amaia Romero (‘Operacion Triunfo’), the young people who are students of the university, Isa Huete and Adrian Oliva also shared their own experiences about their mental health disorder with Jaime on that program. Spanish actor Jaime talked about his insecurity, according to him, the sudden fame and the coverage of the press about his private life led him to fall into a depression. He shared that he felt bad to overlook the relationships with his friends and family to get what he wanted. After got it, he felt he had fought for a dream that was not him. They also confessed to taking therapies from expertise to overcome these common mental health problems in their professions. Jamie also confessed that through the therapy, he took some strategies to cope with imposter feelings including about what he was experiencing, questioning his negative thoughts, and avoiding comparing himself to others. He assured me that he improved himself day by day.
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter Syndrome also called perceived fraudulence is a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments and their fear is being exposed as a fraud. It is a combination of stress, deep anxiety, and self-hatred which can be affected any generation at their workplace, or in academic areas.
Researchers found in the earliest studies that the Imposter syndrome had started with healthy nervousness and slowly it would become a workplace-introduce trauma and the cause of the imposter feelings were new roles, family upbringing, personality traits, and social anxiety. It has also been found from the study that these issues were found in people of color, particularly women of color, people of various income levels, genders, and professional backgrounds.
How to overcome it?
Psychologists suggest learning the facts about those all-negative emotions, sharing the feelings and failures too with others which not only reduces loneliness but others also share what they see in you, celebrate your all successes and do not move on too fast, cultivate self-compassion instead of focus on perfectionism to feel the progress and physical exercises. These are the only ways to grow out of the imposter phenomenon.
People mostly ignore their mental health issues and feel insecure to go for therapies or consultations with a doctor to cure them. We really support those who are concerned about their mental health and confessing publicly about their emotions. We are grateful that Jamie and his other co-actors share their experiences with the imposter phenomenon. It is not only sharing the feelings, also spreading awareness to concern about our mental health and do not fear taking therapies, openly share with others too.
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