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Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect? ( Archived) (39)

Oct 29, 2008 9:11 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
Who suffers from subjective validation?

Answers on a post-card....grin
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Oct 29, 2008 9:17 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
Okay I'll help you out.....

The Barnum effect is the name given to a type of subjective validation in which a person finds personal meaning in statements that could apply to many people.

The Barnum effect is an expression that seems to have originated with psychologist Paul Meehl, in deference to circus man P. T. Barnum's reputation as a master psychological manipulator who is said to have claimed
"We have something for everybody."
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Oct 29, 2008 9:26 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
gingerb
gingerbgingerbLetterkenny, Donegal Ireland10 Threads 1 Polls 6,330 Posts
stooie1971: Who suffers from subjective validation?

Answers on a post-card....


Definitely not me......rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 29, 2008 9:31 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
UMMMMMMMMMM...Nope...The only statements I know which apply to me are if they are being said by me or spoken to me by someone else....other than that...I hold no such delusions....wave wink hug teddybear hug bouquet grin
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Oct 29, 2008 9:32 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
stooie1971: Okay I'll help you out.....

The Barnum effect is the name given to a type of subjective validation in which a person finds personal meaning in statements that could apply to many people.

The Barnum effect is an expression that seems to have originated with psychologist Paul Meehl, in deference to circus man P. T. Barnum's reputation as a master psychological manipulator who is said to have claimed
"We have something for everybody."


Is that like when you think you are going to win the lottery until you actually read the results! In that case it happens to me every week! laugh
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Oct 29, 2008 9:35 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
stooie1971: Who suffers from subjective validation?

Answers on a post-card....


You have been reading to much from the Say Something threads laugh

I am lucky if I catch something really meant for me. beer

Btw, and this is for you personally grin I leave from here tomorrow night.
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Oct 29, 2008 9:37 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
mike69spain: You have been reading to much from the Say Something threads

I am lucky if I catch something really meant for me.

Btw, and this is for you personally I leave from here tomorrow night.


Going Mike?
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Oct 29, 2008 9:38 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Something to do with Horoscopes in the Daily Newspapers?rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 29, 2008 9:38 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
mike69spain: You have been reading to much from the Say Something threads

I am lucky if I catch something really meant for me.

Btw, and this is for you personally I leave from here tomorrow night.



Yeah isn't that something like someone droning on and on and on and on...about something you have no clue about cause something might have been said to one of the 5 million people around the world who frequent CS but by god that person knows it was for them....wave wink roll eyes uh oh dunno doh laugh
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Oct 29, 2008 9:38 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
Fallingman: Going Mike?


D*mn, gotta be careful with such wordings...

No, not leaving from CS. From Tenerife laugh
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Oct 29, 2008 9:39 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: Yeah isn't that something like someone droning on and on and on and on...about something you have no clue about cause something might have been said to one of the 5 million people around the world who frequent CS but by god that person knows it was for them....


laugh

At least someone IS listening rolling on the floor laughing

hug
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Oct 29, 2008 9:39 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
mike69spain: D*mn, gotta be careful with such wordings...

No, not leaving from CS. From Tenerife


thumbs up
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Oct 29, 2008 9:43 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
mike69spain: At least someone IS listening



hug rolling on the floor laughing True someone's awake.....roll eyes wave
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Oct 29, 2008 9:44 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
Kevint
KevintKevintWorcester, Home of the sauce, West Midlands, England UK13 Threads 727 Posts
stooie1971: Who suffers from subjective validation?

Answers on a post-card....


Me thinks you would get a better response from the political threads


If you get my drift

rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 29, 2008 10:14 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
Fallingman: Is that like when you think you are going to win the lottery until you actually read the results! In that case it happens to me every week!


exacta-mundo!!! grin
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Oct 29, 2008 10:16 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
mike69spain: You have been reading to much from the Say Something threads

I am lucky if I catch something really meant for me.

Btw, and this is for you personally I leave from here tomorrow night.


Message received and understood!!!!!!!!!

I'll try to get to Los Chris this evening!!!!

cheers first beers on me grin
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Oct 29, 2008 10:22 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: UMMMMMMMMMM...Nope...The only statements I know which apply to me are if they are being said by me or spoken to me by someone else....other than that...I hold no such delusions....


It has nothing to do with having delusions

If you have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. At times you have serious doubts whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing.

That's what the Barnum effect is too many on here.... You read the post and threads of many on here

IMHO.... that's what I've spotted going on in here for a few weeks....grin

PS: this not a personal attack on any one person.. it's just an observation cheers
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Oct 29, 2008 10:36 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
You talkin' to me?




rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 29, 2008 10:40 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
fireliter
fireliterfireliterAllen Park, Michigan USA635 Threads 17 Polls 7,934 Posts
I'll take positive validation where ever i can get it...blushing
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Oct 29, 2008 11:20 AM CST Okay Admit It..... Who's got the Barnum Effect?
I believe everyone has something another could use..dunno
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