Expectations... good or bad?

June 19, 2007 11:31pm CST
There's this psychological thing called the Pygmalion Effect. It says that when an employer (or someone of authority) expects something big of the employee (or the subordinate). The employee would do something about it to match the employer's attention. Do you think this is true? And do you think this applies to you? For me, I actually believe that it depends on the person. If the person doesn't do well with it, it is probably because he feels that he is not that good enough. And if the person does do well, it is because she worked hard, believing in herself.
3 responses
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
found it bad in a way that when you expect something to someone and not reach your expectation it could lead to a dissapointment,and frustration..better not to expect...its more fun and exciting when things happen unexpectedly!!
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yes, but what would be your opinion if you were the one being expected of? I know that sometimes it's a lot of pressure. But isn't it flattering that somebody actually believes that you can do it.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I beleive this depends on the person.There are people out that that seek approval,and they will do what they can to get it.Then you have your people who will do anything to succeed on there job.Then you have your people no matter are not going to do anything."ha""ha"
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
I think that it can sometimes be true. nice one!:P hehe.. anyway, i think that people choose the expectations that they would wanna meet. its sometimes dependent on the person who gives them expectations. this is too subjective for me. but it has happened to me lots of times. but its nice to see that these expectations can also motivate me into becoming a better and more mature person. :P