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All or Nothing Thinking πŸŒ“

This distortion happens when we have no room for middle ground. If we think that a small fault in ourselves means we’re fundamentally rotten or otherwise terrible, we’re likely engaging in All or Nothing Thinking.

Example

I failed this interview, so I'll fail all my interviews.

Similar distortions

All or Nothing Thinking is really similar to Overgeneralization. They both happen when we take one small problem and extrapolate it out.