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self-fulfilling prophecy

[ self-fool-fil-ing prof-uh-see ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌfʊlˈfɪl ɪŋ ˈprɒf ə si /
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noun
a prediction, whether founded or unfounded, that is ultimately confirmed because the very act of foretelling it influences behaviors and perceptions in ways that ultimately bring it about.
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Origin of self-fulfilling prophecy

First recorded in 1945–50
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