The Pygmalion

To some extent it implies recognize that we are what others expect us to be. It is also called the law of mirror: treated me like someone exceptional and so am I. In medicine is known as the placebo effect: administer a pill of starch, completely innocuous and without active principle, can cure since doctor who manages us says that we are going to cure, added that we wish to cure us. In economics, the most relevant case large-scale Pygmalion effect was that he lived with the economic crisis of 1929, in which the belief of many people that the system sank, did that reduced demand for goods, and that you finally sink. The Pygmalion effect has also had important implementation for disonos and casamenteras, since people among which seemed not to be attraction, the simple suggestion of the other’s desire was sufficient so that the attitude of the supposedly desired changed radically, promoting greater rapprochement. Predisposition to treat someone in a concrete way, influenced to a greater or lesser extent – so told us of such a person, it is something very confirmed by subsequent to Rosenthal’s studies, and even seems common sense.

It seems that the Pygmalion effect has scientific basis, since it has been confirmed that when a person puts trust in another person, and manages to get that hope, the limbic system streamlines your thinking ability, increases the sagacity and lucidity, improves more than the care, and increases the effectiveness and efficiency. Get or not, targets difficult can depend on trust or distrust that others have deposited in us, because that confidence, expectations, beliefs or what is expected of anyone, can become an important principle of action. In other words: when there is a strong desire that inspires them, the prophecies always tend to materialize. Both for better and for worse. We maintain the highest hopes those who live; If we sincerely believe in their chances, we’ll see them fulfilled.