Does anyone believe in Horoscopes?

If yes but happened to you to believe in it?

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  • Nope, I do not at all.

    The main reason is that horoscopes are like fortune telling. I can't necessarily disprove that whatever they say is going to happen... but the fact of the matter is that the words are just words.
    It is also an example of the Barnum effect, "the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people." Reading a horoscope supposedly tailored to them (their birthday in most cases), people will give high ratings and accept them. However, truth be told, they are general enough to apply to many people. It is all smoke and mirrors and illusions.

    Hey, if they give whoever great joy and security in reading them, that is great. We need more joy in life, and these people can believe whatever they want. As for me, I don't believe in them and will place no trust in something like it. :)

    Some examples of the Barnum effect in action:
    https://youtu.be/haP7Ys9ocTkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5TMYOdSUA&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

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    • Skip to 1:54 on the second video if you don't want to watch the intro

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    • @Marstalk The Barnum effect is really quite fascinating stuff. I actually found the first video when we went over it in my psychology class

      @asker Thanks for MHO

    • i'am the one who should thank you for all of this precious informations :)

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What Guys Said 11

  • Haha I choose Yes and thought everyone else did. Horoscopes are cool and many times DO fit your personality. It is not always the case but is certain in many things.

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  • No I don't. But I do take pride in being a Taurus, which is a a Bull. How alpha <3

    weknowyourdreams.com/.../taurus.jpg</a>

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  • No, as a psychology student I've learnt about the Barnum Effect and Barnum Statements.

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  • Fuck. I read at first "Does anyone believe in Helicopters" and I was like "hell fucking yes."

    I guess it's time to get my beauty sleep.

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    • hahaha :) you are so nice ,,, then Good night and sweet dreams

  • No, I find it hilarious that people still believe in something made by pagans thousands of years before actual science..

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  • No, astrology has no sense in my opinion.

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  • astrology is senseless

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  • There is something to it...

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    • how?

    • My personality fits the description of my sign in combination with my ascendant. But I don't believe in newspaper horoscopes, only in personalized.

    • okay i got it :)

  • For those who believe in this stuff:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect

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  • I'm sure some do but not me girl not me.

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    • till now only two believe in it , the majority don't like you and me for sure

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    • haha maybe they do it as a waste of time

    • I'm guessing we have the same beliefs in religion as well.

  • Buuuuuuullshit.

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What Girls Said 8

  • kind of. i believe that certain people and it could do with when we were born, have similiar personality traits. For instance i am a Scorpio and any Scorpio i have met has many similiar traits to mine. but maybe its all in my head :P

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  • Yes and no
    Horoscopes are too vague.
    But, I believe there's a lot of accuracy to astrology.

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  • No, I don't. But I like to read them

    And some stuff does really apply

    Especially the description about sun signs

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  • No, but they are interesting to read, especially when you find something that can relate to what you are going through at the time.

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  • I think horoscopes are spot on with people's personalities

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  • i dont but i like reading them =]

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  • No, but I used to when I was younger haha

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  • Horoscopes, no. But I think birth charts are really interesting.

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