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What are examples of cognitive distortions?

The Most Common Cognitive Distortions

  1. Filtering.
  2. Polarized Thinking (or “Black and White” Thinking)
  3. Overgeneralization.
  4. Jumping to Conclusions.
  5. Catastrophizing.
  6. Personalization.
  7. Control Fallacies.
  8. Fallacy of Fairness.

Can cognitive distortions corrected?

Cognitive distortions — also known as “stinkin’ thinkin’” — can be undone, but it takes effort and lots of practice, every day.

What causes cognitive distortion?

Cognitive distortions are habitual ways of thinking that are often inaccurate and negatively biased. Cognitive distortions usually develop over time in response to adverse events. There are at least 10 common distorted thinking patterns that have been identified by researchers.

How do cognitive distortions cause emotional distress?

Cognitive distortions are the ways in which our mind convinces us of the truth of something that isn’t true. Cognitive distortions cause mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. By learning how to identify and refute inaccurate thinking, we can find more rational and balanced thinking.

Does everyone have cognitive distortions?

That is why they can be so damaging since it’s hard to change what you don’t recognize as something that needs to change! Cognitive distortions come in many forms (which we’ll cover later in this piece), but they all have some things in common.

Is distorted thinking a mental illness?

Distorted thinking, also called cognitive distortions, is a pattern of inaccurate, damaging thoughts. Distorted thinking is a common symptom of many different mental health disorders, including both generalized and social anxiety and personality disorders.

What should you not say to a borderline?

“I can’t cope with you and your mood swings!” Then please, just leave me alone! I try my hardest to accommodate the people in my life, in spite of my mental and physical health, and if what I am doing is not good enough for you, then I don’t want you around.