Distorted Thinking – Mind Reading

Making negative assumptions about other people’s thoughts and motives is a form of distorted thinking called mind reading.

This form of thinking will make you miserable and destroys your self-esteem.  If you ever find yourself being sucked into the mind reading trap, ask yourself:

  • Are my assumptions true or just a made up story in my head?

2 thoughts on “Distorted Thinking – Mind Reading

  1. Samantha says:

    One of my many flaws: I do this a lot. But, in my defense, I know it is so and I try to change my thoughts. Thanks for the reminder, though! 🙂


  2. Mentalization or ‘theory of mind’ are concepts relating to mind reading. When we are able to take a step back and realize that our thoughts are just thoughts and not reality, we feel better.


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