What Is Dichotomous Thinking?
A person who views a situation in a magnified manner may give it more attention and thought than really necessary, such as in the case of the woman and her mobile phone. The opposite, minimalization, involves giving a situation less attention or thought than it warrants, such as feeling that being physically abused by one’s spouse is not a problem that needs to be dealt with.
Unglamorous adjectives like “middle-aged” or “in-between” and low-impact phrases like “moderately shy” probably won’t win you any grand literary awards, but they do stand a good chance at helping you view the world through a more accurate lens.
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