What is a cognitive distortion? #2

Hey everyone,

In today’s post on cognitive distortions, I’d like to cover the next one which is overgeneralisation.

This is where a person arrives at a general negative conclusion that goes far beyond based on one or a few events/evidence → sorta like making a rule from one experience:

“I’ll never have friends because no one talked to me”

“I had trouble at work, I’ll always be a failure”

Thus, ‘counter’ it by being objective and treating every incident as singular events; try to drop the words “Always/Never”:

“This has only happened once to me”

Look out for the next post then! And feel free to share any questions that you might have about cognitive distortions too!