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Magnification of the Negative πŸ‘Ž

If we're judging a situation based entirely on the negative parts and not considering the positive parts, we're likely magnifying the negative. If we’re constantly berating ourselves for bombing a job interview, we're probably filtering out all the experience we gained from that interview.

Examples

I ate healthy this week, but I skipped the run I had planned.

Similar Distortions

Often Magnification of the Negative can lead to Catastrophizing. It also shares a lot with it's counterpart: Minimization of the Positive.