Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Self-fulfilling prophecies are a major part of our everyday lives. A self-fulfilling prophecy is the idea that what you believe about yourself often comes true because you expect it to come true. A very common self-fulfilling prophecy is that students often believe that they will fail an exam before taking the exam, and they often fail the exam because of their already existing expectations. There are many more examples of self-fulfilling prophecies that take place in our every day lives. Another example of a self-fulfilling prophecy is if a new cook decides to cook some friends a meal, she already has an expectation that her dish will not turn out, this expectation, in turn could leave to the disappointment of her dish not turning out because of her already existing expectations. Self-fulfilling prophecies could also lead to positive results. If you expect that you will do well on an exam, you may study extra hard because of your expectation that you will do well, which in turn, leads to a positive grade on your exam. Below, I have attached a comical e-card that really describes the self-fulfilling prophecy. I think this is really funny because how many times do you read on Facebook, “Today is going to suck!”? This could be due to your friends busy day, but this will potentially turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy because he or she already expects that his or her day will be bad based on an expectation that he or she has! Please feel free to leave any type of feedback or comment about this specific blog post!



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