What is a cognitive distortion? #9

Hey everyone,

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

This is where a person arrives at a conclusion without the evidence or insisting despite being shown the evidence:

  • Mind Reading : assume others think negatively of us:
    “He thinks that I don’t know anything about this project”

  • Fortune Telling : predict bad things are going to happen to us:
    “I’m going to fail my exams anyway, my parents will hate me…”

Thus, ‘counter’ it by pausing and consider that there might be a misrepresentation of facts; look for other more likely possibilities/outcomes.

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: