What is overgeneralisation?

When you take a single negative event and turn it into a pattern of defeat. 

For example, you find out that some of your friends went for a coffee without inviting you. You think that they are not your friends anymore, they don`t like you, you never have friends anymore. Or, you speak up at a workplace meeting, and your suggestions are not accepted. You leave the meeting thinking you have ruined your chances of being involved in anything again because you never say the right thing or have a good idea.

Overgeneralisation can also manifest in your everyday thoughts.

For example, you’re running late for work, and you spill coffee on your blouse last minute. First thought, you cannot do anything properly; nothing goes in your way.

When you are prone to overgeneralise, you often say words like “always,” “never,” “everything,” “nothing”, and you believe those words.

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