Negative Thinking Patterns

Did you know that negative thinking can really impact your life and relationships? Many people don't realize how damaging your mindset can be if it isn't focused in the right direction. This week we are going over the 15 styles of negative thinking. If you find yourself stuck in one of these destructive patterns it's time to make a shift and move on to a healthier journey! 1. Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out the positive aspects of a stiuation.

2. Polarized Thinking: Things are black or white, good or bad. You have to be perfect or you're a failure. There is no middle ground.

3. Overgeneralizing: You come to a general conclusion based in a single piece of evidence. If something bad happens once, you expect it to happen over and over again.

4. Mind reading: Without their saying so, you know what people are feeling and why they act the way they do. In particular, you are able to divine how people are feeling toward you.

Keep checking back this week as we share 11 more with you!

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.  Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.