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Exaggeration: why we make a mountain out of a molehill

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Three categories of exaggeration

  • Cognitive distortions: Distorted thinking patterns can lead to overestimation (exaggerating the likelihood of an event) or catastrophizing (exaggerating the importance of an event). Exaggeration as a form of cognitive distortion is most common in emotionally-charged situat...

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  • Be aware of the adverbs and qualifiers you're using such as “incredibly”, “the best” or similar qualifiers. Ask yourself: do these add value to the statement? Are they a true reflection of reality?
  • Use realistic synonyms. Are you “exhausted” or jus...

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