This distortion happens when we have no room for middle ground. If we think that a small fault in ourselves means we’re fundamentally rotten or otherwise terrible, we’re likely engaging in 🌓 All or Nothing Thinking.

Example

“I failed this interview, so I'll fail all my interviews.”

Similar distortions

🌓 All or Nothing Thinking is really similar to 👯‍ Overgeneralization. They both happen when we take one small problem and extrapolate it out.