This quiz is an easy way to determine what your dominant Imposter might be.
Remember: We all have various aspects of the seven Imposters at play in our lives, but one is often in the driver’s seat.
THE IMPOSTER MODEL
Imposters are seven archetypes we develop to protect ourselves from the insecurities and wounds we experienced during our childhoods. They live in our psyches like masks that we wear for so long we start to identify with the falsehoods they represent.
Feeding on our insecurities, they often manifest as emotional obstacles and patterns we unconsciously develop to protect ourselves. Nine times out of ten, however, they actually create new obstacles that undermine our best interests.
Imposters are not just your biggest Saboteurs, however. They can also be your biggest Superpowers. Learning how to harness those superpowers and tame the saboteurs is the key to self-awareness and manifesting positive change in your life.
The Imposter Model was created after Lisa got a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology in 2001. Volunteering at a women’s prison, she witnessed the many masks that inmates wore to protect themselves. After starting her private practice in 2003, it became clear to Lisa that we all wear masks to survive in certain situations. While dozens of masks exist, Lisa honed in on seven masks that prevail among most of us.
The mothership of all Imposters. It shares a common border with your wounded inner child.
Flirtation and manipulation come together here, yet fear of real intimacy prevails.
Fixing things for others is a way to avoid self-reflection and doubles as a need for control.
The Judge can become a rigid critic with a world view that’s set in stone.
Beneath the brash self-confidence you’ll find insecurity masquerading as bravado.
The Over Thinker
When unchecked, the Over Thinker leads to paralysis by analysis.
The life of the party often masks a slew of insecurities that are no laughing matter.
The Authentic Soul
A peacemaker living in the moment believes in something greater than itself. Joyful and forgiving.