5 Ways We Justify Negative Self-Talk and Why They’re Wrong

“I’m so stupid,” Kasha muttered, “I always find a way to screw it up, always. This is why I never get anywhere in life… I’m just an idiot.” Since this was our first session, I allowed Kasha to finish her several-minute-long self-flagellation without interruption. She had initially scheduled the session to discuss other issues but an hour earlier, her boss called her into her office and chewed out Kasha for missing an important deadline and Kasha was too upset about it to discuss anything else.

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