9 Negative Thinking Patterns

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Negative Thinking Patterns

There are the following negative thinking patterns:

  1. All or nothing thinking
  2. Overgeneralizing
  3. Mental filtering
  4. Jumping to conclusions
  5. Catastrophizing
  6. Identifying with emotions
  7. Using Should Statements
  8. Labeling yourself and others
  9. Personalizing
9 Negative Thinking Patterns
9 Negative Thinking Patterns

All or nothing thinking 

If you fall short of perfect, you think you are a failure.


If one thing goes wrong, everything will go wrong.

Mental filtering

You ignore the positive and dwell on the negative.

Jumping to conclusions

You rush to an assumption even though it’s not supported by the facts.


You magnify things wy out of proportion.

Identifying with emotions

You believe the way you feel is the way you are.

Using Should Statements

These words are a set-up for painful self-blame.

Labelling yourself and others

You fail to acknowledge complexity and nuance.


You erroneously see yourself as the cause of some external events.



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