What Is Distorted Thinking?
Cognitive distortions are biased, exaggerated thought patterns or beliefs. This irrational thinking gives a false sense of reality that can lead to social anxiety, depression, general anxiety and other mood disorders.
5 types of cognitive distortions
Jumping to conclusions and making negative assumptions without proof to back them up
All-or-nothing thinking or polarization, things are either a complete success or an absolute failure
Overgeneralization is when a single negative experience is used as proof of future failure
Personalization happens when we blame ourselves for negative events that we have no control over
Emotional reasoning is when your emotional reaction blocks out rational thinking
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