How labeling can lead us to detrimental thoughts about ourselves and others.

Negative Thought Patterns: Labeling

Labeling is a type of cognitive distortion, or an unhealthy and irrational way of viewing the world. It occurs when we assign labels to ourselves or to other people based on a single instance or experience. That is, we make sweeping negative judgments by taking only one characteristic or instance and applying it to the […]

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