What is a cognitive distortion? #8

Hey everyone,

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

This is where a person takes everything that occurs (external/outside of their control) personally and assumes full responsibility for it unnecessarily:

“The bus driver was rude to me because I did something wrong”

“We’re late to the party and caused everyone a terrible time…”

Thus, ‘counter’ it by having self-compassion; cultivating a growth mindset after a setback to learn from the mistakes; list down the things within the situation that are actually in the person’s control

“What is the positive that I can take from here?”

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

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