rugby1233

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[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]1. Mind reading.[/font] You assume that you know what people think without having sufficient evidence of their thoughts. “He thinks I’m a loser.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]2. Fortune-telling.[/font] You predict the future negatively: things will get worse, or there is danger ahead. “I’ll fail that exam,” or “I won’t get the job.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]3. Catastrophizing.[/font]You believe that what has happened or will happen will be so awful and unbearable that you won’t be able to stand it. “It would be terrible if I failed.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]4. Labeling.[/font] You assign global negative traits to yourself and others. “I’m undesirable,” or “He’s a rotten person.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]5. Discounting positives.[/font] You claim that the positive things you or others do are trivial. “That’s what wives are supposed to do—so it doesn’t count when she’s nice to me,” or “Those successes were easy, so they don’t matter.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]6. Negative filtering.[/font] You focus almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notice the positives. “Look at all of the people who don’t like me.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]7. Overgeneralizing.[/font] You perceive a global pattern of negatives on the basis of a single incident. “This generally happens to me. I seem to fail at a lot of things.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]8. Dichotomous thinking.[/font] You view events or people in all-or-nothing terms. “I get rejected by everyone,” or “It was a complete waste of time.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]9. Blaming.[/font] You focus on the other person as the source of your negative feelings, and you refuse to take responsibility for changing yourself. “She’s to blame for the way I feel now,” or “My parents caused all my problems.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]10. What if?[/font] You keep asking a series of questions about “what if” something happens, and you fail to be satisfied with any of the answers. “Yeah, but what if I get anxious?,” or “What if I can’t catch my breath?”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]11. Emotional reasoning.[/font] You let your feelings guide your interpretation of reality. “I feel depressed; therefore, my marriage is not working out.”[/font]

[font='Lyon Text', Georgia, Times, serif][font='Lyon Display', Georgia, Times, serif]12. Inability to disconfirm.[/font] You reject any evidence or arguments that might contradict your negative thoughts. For example, when you have the thought I’m unlovable, you reject as irrelevant any evidence that people like you. Consequently, your thought cannot be refuted. “That’s not the real issue. There are deeper problems. There are other factors.”[/font]
 
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4. How is this a "distortion"?

5. Barely. It's not so much that I discount my positives it's that society does. If having my education/stable average income etc counted for anything like it did 50 years ago things would as a matter of fact be different.

9. (Parents) Though to be honest between giving me shit genes and having an ortho disfigure my face, most likely giving me sleep apnea and refusing to help me fix myself in any way or support my education I'm pretty sure that's correct.
 

JustTheWayYouAre

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Most of these are typical for neurotics, but the general population is affected a lot too.
 

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i have ocd and i am very neurotic with low self-esteem and whole bunch of anxiety issues
everyone has all of these to a degree
 

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Everything except for emotional reasoning and blaming.

The biggest thing that has made me go mental is dissociation to the point where I sometimes feel like a third person spectator. It's a coping mechanism
 
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