Friday, December 3, 2010


dis•ap•point•ment --  [dis-uh-point-muh nt]

Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations to manifest. It is a source of psychological stress. (From Wikipedia)

Disappointment is a subjective response related to the anticipated rewards.[ The psychological results of disappointment vary greatly among individuals; while some recover quickly, others mire in frustration or blame or become depressed

Disappointment quotes:

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment” - Samuel Johnson

Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous. ~ Marguerite de Valois

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. ~ Samuel Johnson


1. Stop. Calm Down. Give yourself some time. Things might not seem nearly so bad tomorrow.

2. Get your feelings out in a way that doesn't hurt you or anybody else.

3. Talk about it with your parents or a good friend.

4. Ask yourself if this is really worth getting angry or upset about.

5. Think about what you can learn from the experience and how you can do better next time.

6. Don't judge yourself. Failing at something does not mean that you are a failure.

The things above would be applicable if you are the cause of your disappointment. But what if others was the cause of this. How would you deal with it? 