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Types Of Cognitive Distortions

Here are the most common types of cognitive distortions (Burns, 1999):

  1. All-or-Nothing Thinking - The tendency to evaluate oneself, others, or situations in extreme, black-and-white ways.
  2. Overgeneralization
  3. Hyper-focusing on negative aspects of oneself or a situation.
  4. Disqualifying the positive
  5. Jumping to conclusions
  6. Assuming that because you feel a certain way, your thoughts must be true
  7. Applying critical words like “should” or “must” to ourselves or others.
  8. Assigning negative labels to ourselves or others.
  9. Assuming responsibility for something that you do not have complete control over.

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