Cognitive Distortion #4 of 10. DISQUALIFYING THE POSITIVE

4. DISQUALIFYING THE POSITIVE: You reject positive experiences by insisting they “don’t count” for some reason or other. In this way you can maintain a negative belief that is contradicted by your everyday experiences.

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Source – one out of ten Cognitive Distortions from David D. Burns, MD, Feeling Good, Feeling Good Handbook.
See also http://feelinggood.com/

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