Basically, “stinking thinking’” is negative internal conversations we have with ourselves. Everyone has conversations with themselves inside their mind; we do this to work through our thoughts and feelings. However, when our thoughts become predominantly negative and destructive, and have little or no basis in reality, it’s time to take a hard look at what we think, and how we can change it.
Dr. David D. Burns, M.D. in his book “The Feeling Good Handbook” (1989) has identified 10 types of stinking thinking.
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