Cognitive Distortions: Polarized Thinking

Cognitive distortions are essentially tricks that our own minds play on us to convince us of something that isn’t really factual. It’s a sick joke, but if we’re not careful, we might fall into one without realizing it.

Photo by John Fornander on Unsplash — Our brains can cause us to fall, but it can also save us from falling as well.

For example, as PsychCentral pointed out, after doing a test and failing it, you might assume that you are a terrible person in every regard.

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