I typically read waaaaay too much into things. Can someone please translate this, or give me your blunt honest take on it?In response to my thank you email: Does this mean that I don't stand a chance? Or is it neutral? or promising? Help! My gut is that he/she politely means "Thank you, but no thank you."You’re welcome. It was a pleasure to meet you. I am sure that you will be an asset to any program that you are accepted. I wish you the best in your future endeavors and good luck!
It's totally neutral. The person is just responding to you kindly within the rules of the match (as everyone should).
I think programs are careful what they put in writing. I wouldn't read into it too much.
You do read too much into things.
Calm down and take a breath.It is likely a form reply that the department has set up in reply to ALL of the thank you letters that they received after the whole interview process. Just imagine trying to customize a reply to every single interviewee (20 - 60 in some cases).This is a very stressful time of year for applicants and you need to not read into this too much. It will drive you crazy. Don't overthink. Don't dwell on this. You got an interview, which counts for a lot.Just rank your programs in the order in which you would like to go to. Don't play mind games with yourself, because the only one that loses is you. The match is in your favor, unless you count the match of 2005, which will go down in infamy.
thanks for the reminder...i know i need to take a breathe. funny thing is, i've even been having dreams that this years match will turn out a huge mess like the 2005 match- i'm way too nervous about this whole thing!as for the response, well- yes it may be a departmental template except for the fact that the PD sent me a diff repsonse... oh well, we will see. I just hate the "you will do well wherever you go"- makes me feel like they're hinting to focus on other programs.thanks again.