GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:cardinals1989 wrote:lzyovrachievr wrote:SLS2011 wrote:There are two admits in LSN after 4/6. Don't pay much attention to the language of those one-size-fit-all letters. They are specifically designed to cause the least negative psychological impact on the recipient.
I get this. I just don't understand exactly how it applies. Why would I care if people were being admitted after I got the waitlist? The timing doesn't matter. It's the fact that you got waitlisted that would cause an impact (or make you somewhat cheerful and surprised in my case).
It matters for some people. Psychologically, people like to grade themselves relative to other people's performance. Just a fact of life.
ITT: Indomitable optimism.
That's why people hang out here. We like to refer to it as a "safe place."