John got up his courage and tried out for the
school play. The part he wanted
went to an older more experienced student. John thinks, “I’m a total failure at acting. I might as well give up.”
Jumping to Conclusions
All or Nothing Thinking
· Well, I
know he stole his dad’s car, but he’s really very honest and trustworthy.
Disqualifying the Positive
Dave is out on a date with a girl he really likes. They are at a nice restaurant. Dave leans towards his date to pick up
the menu and accidentally knocks over a glass of water. The waiter comes and wipes it up
quickly before anything gets wet, but Dave is so upset he can’t focus on what
his date is saying for the rest of the evening. He keeps thinking about how he knocked over that glass.