Here are a few helpful paradigms:
- See other engineers as students. See yourself as such. Humbly accept that you and others are all learning the craft.
- Assume you can learn something from everyone. Some experience is repeatable, some unique; usually a good helping of both. Learn from others. See your experiences as malleable, with new insights possible from later reflection and input from anyone.
- See others as people. Not as a group, abstraction, a label, or stereotype.
- Reset your expectations often.
- Remember experience != expertise.
- Not all kinds of expertise look the same. In fact, the more you learn, the less you should feel you know overall--yet you should gain confidence in what you do know and that you can know more.