10 Thinking Errors Sabotaging Your Brain


The 10 Thinking Errors Sabotaging Your Brain IQ Doodle examines 10 cognitive distortions and how they are sabotaging you from living life in more optimal ways.

The 10 thinking errors include:

  1. Mental Filtering
  2. Jumping to Conclusions
  3. Personalization
  4. Black and White Thinking
  5. Catastrophizing
  6. Overgeneralization
  7. Shoulding and Musting
  8. Labeling
  9. Emotional Reasoning
  10. Magnification and Minimization



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    The 10 Thinking Errors Sabotaging Your Brain IQ Doodle examines 10 cognitive distortions and how they are sabotaging you from living life in more optimal ways.

    Here is the text included within this IQ Doodle:

    1) Mental Filtering

    The tendency to focus on negative events while neglecting the positives.

    How do the positives outweigh the negatives in this instance?

    2) Jumping to Conclusions

    The tendency to make irrational assumptions about people and circumstances.

    What if there is another explanation for this?

    3) Personalization

    The tendency to take the blame for absolutely everything that goes wrong in your life.

    Who or what else could have played a part in this?

    4) Black and White Thinking

    The tendency to see things as all-or-nothing. Things are either good or bad, right or wrong.

    How many different ways could other people interpret this?

    5) Catastrophizing

    The tendency to blow circumstances out of proportion by making problems larger than life.

    What if things aren’t as bad as I make them out to be?

    6) Overgeneralizing

    The tendency to make broad generalizations based upon a single event and minimal evidence.

    What evidence suggestions that things could now be different?

    7) Labeling

    The tendency to make global statements about yourself or others based upon situation specific behavior.

    Where’s the evidence that this is true in all situations?

    8) Shoulding and Musting

    The tendency to make unrealistic and unreasonable demands on yourself or others.

    Must things be this way?

    Is there another way to do this?

    9) Emotional Reasoning

    The tendency to interpret your experience based upon how you’re feeling in the moment.

    What evidence suggests that how I’m seeing this isn’t accurate?

    10) Magnification and Minimization

    The tendency to magnify the positive attributes of another, while minimizing your own.

    What if I believed that I was deserving and capable?

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