Cognitive distortions: Getting personal

Original post by Ashleyleia of “Mental Health @ Home” – I found this terribly interesting and evaluated myself. I found that I met at least 75-80% of the categories she posted. How about you? (Great read!)

Mental Health @ Home

infographic: brain, thoughts, feelings

Yesterday I outlined some of the common types of cognitive distortions.  It’s one thing to know about them, but actually recognizing them in ourselves can be a lot harder to do.  It’s all well and good to try to look for evidence against a possibly distorted thought, but what if there is a preponderance of evidence that actually supports the negative thoughts?  It’s taken quite a bit of time and reflection to see many my own cognitive distortions for what they are, and understand that even though there may have been some truth underlying some of these thoughts, my mind then grabbed hold and ran off in a distorted direction.  Warning: I don’t have a good synonym for the word shit, so that word is used very liberally.

Always being right:  For the most part I don’t do this when I’m depressed, but when it comes to things…

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