Numerous studies have been conducted exploring and testing the power and promise of expectations. And it’s been proven that many people make their decisions and understand themselves in the light of what others expect of them. When we know someone expects something from us---our attitude, how we act, what we want and don’t want---we will try to meet those expectations. It’s thought that we do so to try to gain respect, position, likeability, and belonging.
Succinctly describing the power of expectations: what is expected happens.
Studies have established the fact that people tend to live up to what’s expected of them whether negative or positive and do so mostly unconsciously.