How many times have you felt subtle disappointment or even anger when someone said, “I told you so”?
Yes, because the person who says “I told you so…” gives you the feeling to be sure to have correctly interpreted a particular situation, predicting its development; as you obviously did not.
You, of what was happening, had not understood anything.
“I told you so” generally applies to three types of circumstances, which I am going to briefly describe:
When faced with situations and their developments we build our own idea, a scenario, and remain grounded in them.
“I told you so” is often a display of the tendency to observe events by looking at them for confirming one’s thinking, in the illusory belief of governing uncertainty.
The person who says “I told you so” is, first, reassuring himself: even when he was right.
So, why get angry, when someone says, “I told you so”?
PS: Have you ever happened to turn to someone and say, “I told you so!”? And how did he take it?