If your mind fills with negative thoughts about taking the exam, you run the risk of having a self-fulfilling prophesy.
prophecys idea of a script may be compared with the self-fulfilling prophesy.
If a task takes three or four times longer than it should simply because you are having a lazy afternoon and are allowing the Law to be self-fulfilling, it is a negative and you are not working efficiently.
She seeems to be caught in her own self-fulfilling vicious circle.
This pattern is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
A history of such issues can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy in which the person with IED continues to have episodes of uncontrolled aggression because of the belief that he or she cannot overcome the past.
The fear of Friday the 13th may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy for Wall Street.
This sort of panic creates a self-fulfilling prophecy; if large numbers of customers begin withdrawing their money from a bank, the institution can be destabilized and the risk of default increases.
Everyone is left to wonder if this was a self-fulfilling prophecy when Kara flies her Viper into a swirling planetary storm and is lost when her ship is destroyed.
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