Cognitive Disotrtions


The Fallacy of Change (A Cognitive Distortion)

When you’re unhappy, your first instinct might be to think that the people around you are the source of your problems.
And therefore, they need to change in order for you to feel better about yourself. This is a cognitive distortion called “The Fallacy of Change,” and believes that everyone needs to change except us to remain happy. And can cause problems in relationships and friendships when we feel like someone is trying to force us to change.


Heaven’s Reward Fallacy (A Cognitive Distortion)

Do you ever feel like the universe is punishing you? That no matter how much you sacrifice, that outcome you desire still won’t come? Do you find yourself expecting Karma or some other divine force to repay you for your good deeds and immediately?
You’re not alone. In fact, a lot of people think that way. But it turns out that this thinking pattern is called “Heaven’s Reward Fallacy,” which negatively impacts your life in many ways.


17 Common Cognitive Distortions

A human mind is a powerful tool, but it can also be a dangerous weapon if we don’t understand how our thoughts work. Our minds are constantly thinking and trying to make sense of the world around us. Unfortunately, this leads to many distortions in our thinking that affect how we feel and react to situations. I’ve put together a blog post listing the most common cognitive distortions to help get you started so you know what to look for and address them.