Is it mentally unhealthy to have high expectations?

Answer by Gautam Ghosh:

Since no details have been given I am going to assume it is about having expectations from other people.

The answer is, it depends.

Having expectations from people who lack skill is unhealthy. They might not be competent to deliver what you expect.

On the other hand if people have the skill, but are not confident of doing it, high expectation while showing that you have the confidence in them to do it, often suprises them with the result.

Self-fulfilling prophecy (

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Posted on November 26, 2012, in blogging. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Is it mentally unhealthy to have high expectations?.

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