Impostor syndrome, or a fear that a person's abilities will be exposed as a "deception", can appear regardless of age, gender, or level of intelligence.
Those who purchase luxury goods often feel inauthentic and less confident when sporting their buys. Rather than affirming a buyers' sense of status, luxury purchases often foster an impostor syndrome.
Impostor syndrome, feeling as though you are a fraud even though you are capable and qualified for a position, is more common than previously believed. Reaching out to family and friends outside the situation can help to reduce feelings of impostorism.