006: Thinking Traps (Part 3) — Personalization

The next 4 Thinking Traps are grouped under the category Personalization. We commit these distortions when we cannot step outside of our own egocentric perspective.

Thinking Traps: Personalization

  1. Personalization (Me, Self-Blame)
    • Helplessness
  2. Blame (Them, Other-Blame)
    • Always Being Right
  3. Emotional Reasoning (Naïve Realism, Affective Realism)
  4. Should (Should Statement, “Musturbation”)
    • Perfectionism
    • Comparison
    • Fallacy of Fairness


  1. Reattribution 
  2. Acceptance Paradox
  3. Semantic Method

Garden Music by Kevin MacLeod
Link: filmmusic.io/song/3796-garden-music
License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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