What Are Some Common Examples of Negative Thought Patterns?

Some common examples of negative thought patterns include:

  • Catastrophizing: Expecting the worst possible outcome in any situation.
  • Black-and-White Thinking: Seeing things in extremes, with no middle ground.
  • Overgeneralization: Making broad, negative assumptions based on a single event.
  • Personalization: Blaming yourself for events outside your control.
  • Mind Reading: Assuming you know what others are thinking, often assuming they have negative thoughts about you.