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How to Identify Thinking Errors?

Thinking errors are the little nuggets of flawed thinking that sneak into our brains, and lead us to make irrational decisions.  Thinking errors are unhelpful thinking habits. They are also known as cognitive distortions or cognitive biases. A thinking error or bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment that occurs in specific situations. The pattern can be either irrational, or logical but based on an inaccurate perception of the situation. Our minds are geared to find patterns from past experiences and make predictions on how future experiences will be the same. But sometimes our minds make incorrect assumptions, and this can lead to thinking errors or cognitive distortions.  Thinking errors can be useful as they act as a shortcut to finding what works and what doesn’t. They help us to react quickly to things that are familiar to us. However, they can lead to thinking errors, such as jumping to conclusions or believing stereotypes.  Thinking errors can cause us to think that we are a