I have a lot of distorted cognitions (thoughts/perceptions) and I thought writing out our thinking and then naming those distorted cognitions could be fun and educational as well.
The 10 primary cognitive distortions are:
- All or nothing thinking — You see things in black and white categories. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.
- Over-generalization — You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.