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Katharina  Star, Ph.D.

Don't Jump To Conclusions

By September 22, 2011

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This next featured cognitive distortion, jumping to conclusions, is all about drawing conclusions based on very little fact. Jumping to conclusions can occur in two ways. The first way is through "mind-reading," which is when we believe that others are negatively judging and evaluating us. The second way we jump to conclusions is through "fortune-telling," in which we predict a negative future outcome. Either way, when jumping to conclusions, we are always assuming the worst.

Do you expect the worse out of people and situations? Do you often believe that others don't like you?

Read the full article about jumping to conclusions and find out how to defeat this common form of negative thinking.

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