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This phenomenon I came to know about after I saw an infographic about this in a tweet. Very informational.
Today, we discuss about Polarised Thinking .
What is it?
Polarised thinking or black and white thinking is an irrational thinking characterized by the “all or nothing” principle. People with this unrealistic expectation do not see grey areas in most situations;
hence, they often feel frustrated, bitter, and disappointed.
For example, an extremely competitive person believes that he should be “number one or nothing at all”.
Why do I need to know?
This kind of distortion is unrealistic and often unhelpful because most of the time reality exists somewhere between the two extremes.
Some of the possible things you can do to combat this is by reframing the situation you are in, try to identify the intrusive thought and analysis it a bit. Don't over do it because then that's the fastest highway to overthinking which will just cause your brain to hang.
References & Studies: -
Psych is doing a short persona survey which has only 5 tiny questions. This would help me know YOU - Your input is super appreciated.
The Psych Handbook is a compilation of 100+ biases present in Psychology.
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