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Cognitive Distortions. The Board of Directors that live in your head.

The Board of Directors Negative Thinker This thinking looks at information and circum- stances and sees only the negative. They tend to be half glass empty thinkers. Ențitled Thinker These thinkers be- lieve they should be treated better or owed things irrespective of whether they have earned it or not. Perfectionist These people strive for perfection in many areas in their life, whether they get there or not. They measure their suc- cess this way. that live in your head How we perceive data, situations and people has a profound affect on how we make decisions and build relationships. Our mind is very powerful, and it can convince us of something that isn't necessarily true. Catastrophiser/ Minimiser Maximize or minimize issues. They see information and situa- tions much larger or more insig- nificant than they are. Situations or their reactions. Labellers Make judgments about people and situations quickly based on one or two pieces of information. UNRE- LIABLE Always Right Righties need to prove that what they say and do is correct. Righties need to win regardless of the cost. We all have filters on how we see things.When these filters become clo ded SELFISH UP and take us away from the seeing the facts they are called 'cognitive distortions'. Georgia Murch calls them the 'Board of Directors'. And Black & White Thinker This is where people polar- ize their thinking: It's great or terrible. There is no room for grey. LAZY they live in our head. All About Me'ers Think that most things are a direct result of something they have done or said. Powerless These thinkers are also known as victims. They can have a 'poor me' mentality and can feel like circumstances are out of their control. 'We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.' Anais Nin Blamers Are quick to fault others and slow to take ownership for situations or their reactions. GEOR IAMURCH

Cognitive Distortions. The Board of Directors that live in your head.

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We all have filters on how we see things. When these filters become clouded and take us away from the seeing the facts they are called ‘cognitive distortions’.

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