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The Impact of the Pink Elephant Paradox

  • Propagation of persistent negative emotions. Intrusive or unwanted thoughts are associated with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. However, individuals who are otherwise healthy can also develop intrusive thoughts that are comparable to a clinical obsession. 
  • Increased distractibility. The more an individual struggles with intrusive thoughts, the more distractible they tend to be. 
  • Poor decision-making. Rather than being able to make rational judgments, you may instead be swayed by persistent thoughts that lead you to make the wrong decision.

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