Do you ever notice a thought you have is “off” but you can’t put your finger on it? It might be a cognitive distortion! A cognitive distortion is an unhelpful thought which gives you a skewed, inaccurate view of reality. They tend to be irrational or exaggerated.
Cognitive distortions are categorized below into four broad categories: filtering, filling in the gaps, bias to act, and memory. To drill in deeper to these ideas, click “show/hide distortions” and check out the 100+ cognitive distortions within the groups. Each specific distortion links to its Wikipedia page.