Constantly doubting and second-guessing yourself is common in those who have anxiety disorders. These doubts often have to do with one’s identity: “Am I a fraud? Am I actually good at my job or am I just good at pretending?” When it comes to these self-doubts in those with OCD, these “doubt attacks” can be the most problematic when there is not a clear answer like in the example above.
Therefore, if you suffer from self doubts it is suggested that you focus on things that are easy to prove right. For instance, with the example above, it would be advised to focus on the positive things you know for sure, like your last job performance review or feedback from colleagues.