In the study I'm participating in we did a module on thought errors. I'm going to share the most common ones.
All-or-nothing thinking- If something goes a little bit wrong, it has to go ALL the way wrong. If you can't do something perfectly you shouldn't try to do it at all.
Ex. I binged today, so I might as well binge again
Blaming- shifting responsibility for your own behavior onto someone else.
Ex. My boyfriend didn't stop me from binging, so it's his fault.
Overgeneralizing- something turned out badly once, so it must turn out badly every time
Ex. when I didn't purge I gained weight, so I will continuously gain weight if I stop purging.
Selective Thinking- concentrating on your weaknesses regardless of your strengths, your mistakes versus your triumphs
Ex. I hate myself because I can't stop binging, even though I'm doing well in so many other areas
Personal Ineffectiveness- thinking you can't do anything to change the situation
Ex. I've tried to stop binging but I can't. I just can't do anything to change it.
Double Standard- having one standard for self, but a lower standard for the rest of society.
Ex. I'm ugly and fat but that girl that's 200 pounds? So what if she's overweight? She looks fine.
(one way this could be corrected is thinking the overweight girl is ugly. That is opposite from way it's supposed to go)