MRT Skill: Thinking Traps

  1. What are thinking Traps
    They are overly rigid patterns in thinking that can cause us to miss critical information about a situation or individual
  2. What are common thinking traps
    • Jumping to conclusions
    • Mind reading
    • Me, me, me
    • Them, them, them
    • Always, always, always
    • Everything, everything, everything
  3. What is Mind reading
    Assuming that you know what another person is thinking or expecting another person to know what you are thinking
  4. Jumping to conclusions
    Believing one is certain about a situation despite having little or no evidence to support it
  5. Me, me, me
    Believing that you are the sole cause of every problem you encounter
  6. Them, them, them
    Believing that other people or circumstances are the sole cause of every problem you encounter
  7. Always, always, always
    Believing that negative events are unchangeable and that you have little or no control over them
  8. Everything, everything, everything
    Believing that you can judge one's worth/character based on a single event or believing that what caused the problem is going to negatively affect many areas of one's life
  9. You can avoid thinking traps by
    • Identifying the patterns you fall into
    • State the mental cue
    • Asking the critical question to identify important information you missed
  10. Avoid thinking traps mental cues and critical question for jumping to conclusion
    Slow down: what is the evidence for and against my thoughts
  11. Avoid thinking traps mental cues and critical question for Mind reading
    Speak up: Did i express myself? Did i ask for information?
  12. Avoid thinking traps mental cues and critical question for Me, me, me
    Look outward: How did others and/or circumstances contribute?
  13. Avoid thinking traps mental cues and critical question for Them, them, them
    Look inward: How did i contribute
  14. Avoid thinking traps mental cues and critical question for Always, always, always
    Grab control: What's changeable? What can i control?
  15. Critical questions for Everything, everything, everything
    Get specific: What is the specific behavior that explains the situation? What specific area in my life will be affected?
  16. What component is Thinking Traps
    Mental agility
  17. When do you use thinking traps?
    When your perspective on a situation is biased
  18. How do you check for thinking traps?
    You check for thinking traps and use the appropriate mental cues and critical question to help you identify important information
Author
bidemi12
ID
337735
Card Set
MRT Skill: Thinking Traps
Description
Thinking traps
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