Over Generalization is when a person sees a single negative event as a never-ending pattern.
If you have a date and it doesn’t work into a relationship you may say” I will never find the right person for myself..I will never get married”.
” This person is ignoring me. They always ignore me. I will never be heard“.
“I didn’t get the job. I never get the job I want“.
In this case look at the facts then add a cheerleading statement behind it.
“Okay so the date didn’t work out. I can always try again“.
“This person seems to be preoccupied. Maybe I can come back at another time and ask. It’ s great that I can see the truth here and let this moment just be what it is and not worry anymore”.
“So I didn’t get the job this time. But I am going to keep trying and eventually I know I will find a job I enjoy”.
~Wishing you well this day
The Mindful Gatekeeper