I feel like, having watched a pop-psycho video on youtube that I
catastrophize a lot. What maybe is new and useful for me is that the "catastrophe" is someone having a vaguely negative thought about me. gasp. The fact that I have zero insight into how someone "feels" never enters the calculation. The catastrophe comes when I'm playing the movie I created in my head and such-n-such tsk-tsks my stupid remark/idea/observation. So I reckon upon all the parameters (all the different possible negative spins), and BOOM catastrophe.
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