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The overall effect of your expectation is still inhibitive, but only because it arouses your aversion to shouting as well as your inclination to do what you expect. Similarly, you'd rather step into traffic knowingly than unawares, but since you'd rather not step into traffic at all, the knowledge that you' re going to is more alarming than it is encouraging. Thus, cases in which you realize that you're about to do something undesirable do not disprove my claim that an action is made more desirable by virtue of being expected, and so they cannot disprove my claim that the expectation of doing something gives you some additional motive for doing it.
All that your remark implies, then, is that thinking you expected the outcome turned out to be quite different from actually expecting it insofar as concerns how you were prepared to feel and to act about it. As for how you were prepared to describe the outcome, however, your apparent expectation was just as good as a real one. For whether you actually expected the event under a particular description or merely believed that you did, you would still have been prepared to apply that description when the event arrived.
All it. says is that your efforts at making sense of a particular agent usually succeed because of his reciprocal efforts at making sense to you. What could be simpler than to explain that you understand someone partly because he's trying to make himself understood? Well, in this case, plenty. For in this case, the explanation is not just that the agent tries to be understood but also that his efforts to be understood are inseparable from your efforts to understand him. The reason is that, in this case, the person understanding and the person understood are one and the same person -- namely, you -- and their motives are numerically identical.