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Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

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I really want to understand the thought processes of those who believe that they haven't done very well in exams, but always get excellent grades.

 

Are they just being overly cautious?

Were they ill prepared but were intelligent enough to work out the correct answers?

 

I think it's because people underestimate their intelligence. People tend not to be good judges of their own intellectual capacity/reasoning skills/simple intelligence. There may also be an incentive in this - individuals underrate their intelligence so they work harder, and then credit their result to luck/fluke (explains why they put down their chances of success), so they can work hard again.

 

All of this happens unconsciously, of course.

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For a sec, it felt like I'm sitting in English class & my teacher Mr Martyrdom is trying to correct my spelling lol

Thats right and so far you have a D- in class but if you like to bring your grade up get rosetta stone. 

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Thats right and so far you have a D- in class but if you like to bring your grade up get rosetta stone. 

Dude go home, what kind of a teacher are you? My spelling isn't even that bad, What D are talking about? I'm sorry, but you need to get kicked out, you're the worst teacher I've seen

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Dude go home, what kind of a teacher are you? My spelling isn't even that bad, What D are talking about? I'm sorry, but you need to get kicked out, you're the worst teacher I've seen

You spelled Karbala wrong, to a shia thats blasphemy.  And no one can kick me out cause Im the teacher and the principal in this school.  

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You spelled Karbala wrong, to a shia thats blasphemy.  And no one can kick me out cause Im the teacher and the principal in this school.  

 

How is it wrong?   Transliterations of Arabic terms have many accepted spelling variants. 

Edited by magma

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You spelled Karbala wrong, to a shia thats blasphemy.  And no one can kick me out cause Im the teacher and the principal in this school.  

Oh please, so many people spell Kerbala that way.  I see no difference it's still Kerbala whether it's with an 'E' or 'A' ...Just kick yourself out then

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How is it wrong?   Transliterations of Arabic terms have many accepted spelling variants. 

I have never seen Karbala spelled with an e. Even when you type kerbala on google it will say did you mean karbala. But anyways Im only joking around maybe your right. 

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Thanks for the prayers everyone. Unfortunately I could not study much for this midterm, of which I feel I did poorly. Was swamped with other deadlines.  I just hope I passed ;-; thanks again....


All of you pray for my kids' health and well-being.

 

my children are my biggest weakness. i can't stand seeing them sick and in pain and when i know this pain is caused by someone so close to them, it just kills me inside. when will some people start being humans? why can't they see? why don't they feel the pain they are causing to their family? i only want the best for my kids, but i have come to a point where i can't do it all alone. i'm sick myself and watching my kids suffer is just adding to my stress and pain. 

 

when will God have mercy on these innocent souls?

 

Sister, God is the all merciful, such that you were given the blessing and duty to raise God conscious beings who depend on you.

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I really want to understand the thought processes of those who believe that they haven't done very well in exams, but always get excellent grades.

Are they just being overly cautious?

Were they ill prepared but were intelligent enough to work out the correct answers?

It may just be their negative automatic thoughts (ATs) in the form of cognitive distortions. In other words, while trying to assess the situation, they unconsciously engage in irrational beliefs (e.g., "I guess I did pretty bad on the test"; "I think I'm gonna fail the test"). In doing so, they may unconsciously base their thoughts on their lack of preparedness.

I think it's because people underestimate their intelligence. People tend not to be good judges of their own intellectual capacity/reasoning skills/simple intelligence. There may also be an incentive in this - individuals underrate their intelligence so they work harder, and then credit their result to luck/fluke (explains why they put down their chances of success), so they can work hard again.

All of this happens unconsciously, of course.

It's actually quite the opposite. If a person attributes their success to external factors (situational attribution), such as luck, then they will be less likely to perform well because they believe they don't have control over the situation. In other words, they think that no matter how much they study, they won't get good grades, because it all depends on luck. However, if a person attribues their success to internal factors (dispositional attribution), such as their ability to do well, then they are more likely to perform well because they think that they have control over the situation. They see themselves as responsible for their success.

People underestimate their intelligence when they have low self-efficacy, which plays a huge role in performance in any area of life. When they don't have a strong sense of self-efficacy, they have low chances of success. Attributing their success to luck is a form of cognitive distortion called "disqualifying the positive", an extreme form of all-or-nothing thinking. Also, performance depends on whether the person underestimates their fluid or crystallised intelligence. Fluid intelligence tends to decrease with age wheras crystallised inteligence remains relatively stable. So older people may be more likely to underestimate their fluid intelligence and so do less well in tasks that require its use.

Edited by IamHussaini

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