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Thinking Errors

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Tries to look acceptable by not giving - or giving little information.

2. When people make excuses for something they don't want to - or didn't do.

3. Trying to gain power by acting out.

4. Calling people names - mocking someone etc. for the purpose of tearing down.

5. To attempt at making someone else look foolish.

6. Making the consequences (or behavior) smaller than they really are... downplaying.

7. Making an assumption that someone will say/do something.

8. When we are 'extra nice' to someone in order to get something.

9. Supplying an acceptable reason why a wrong behavior was acceptable (Past behavior).

10. Inconsistant lifestyle.

11. Flies in the face of all of reality (ie: the belief that we can stop our destructive behavior on our own).

12. Not powerless... but act as though they are powerless.

13. Failing to admit their weaknesses and reality.

14. Committing a lie.

15. Believing the lie that nobody can relate with us.

16. Acting out in certain ways in order to look 'cool.' Maintaining a sense of 'being something.'

17. Shutting down.

18. Bragging... making their paralysis seem grandious. Inflated view of yourself/and abilities.

19. Ommitting/not stating something.

20. Shifting the attention from oneself to someone/something else.

21. Shifting the attention from oneself to someone/something else.

22. When you use anger to manipulate or control other people.

23. Categorical thinking ('Ridged')

24. Characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

25. When you lie by 'going along' with a lie.

26. Taking responsibility off oneself and putting it on someone/something else.