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Oh my I can so relate


Mental Filter – You pick out a single negative detail in and obsess on it so that your vision of all reality becomes darkened, like the drop of ink that discolours an entire glass of water.

This is the third out of thirteen cognitive distortions, and so far I’ve got a full house – I do them all.

This one is one I do A LOT. It takes one tiny negative detail, and that’s it – everything’s awful, I’m a failure and I may as well give up…

For example, one day I got 3 exam results back. 2 of them were As (1sts) and one was a C (2:2). This ruined my entire day. I was obsessed with that one grade that didn’t go so well. It wasn’t even that bad – I passed. But even now when I think about it, I didn’t even think about the As…

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