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. 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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s