COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS are ways of thinking and interpreting reality that are faulty, fallacious and not to put too fine a point on it, blatantly incorrect.
They are a dangerous scourge on ourselves and our society as their use wreaks all manner of havoc and causes great injury to user and victim alike. And just to add insult to injury, there are those who would ENCOURAGE their use so that YOUR thinking and interpretation of reality can be more easily manipulated and controlled.
Scary! So, what’s to be done? Answer, understand what they are, how to recognize them and stop their use.
To that end, here is a pdf with a list of COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS.
I am quite confident that as you review them, you will be able to easily see how OTHERS use them to incorrectly interpret reality. But will YOU let yourself see your own…..? Enjoy!