3. Black and White Thinking
“Black and white thinking. I don’t see the gray in situations. Something is either right or wrong.” — Jennifer S.
“How I can just spill my guts to random people I’ve just met. I don’t know why I do it. They don’t need to hear it.” — Emma J.
“When I overshare and then I keep oversharing to try to get people to forget about oversharing the first time and fall into a cycle of thinking my friends don’t actually like to hang around me because I make things weird.” — Sarah P.
“Over-texting. When I am anxious and feel like I’m being ignored or abandoned, I will text someone repeatedly, shifting rapidly from anger to apathy to pleading for a response to remorse. I have pushed away so many people, ended relationships and lost friends because of the way I react. When it’s happening, I almost can’t control it, and it feels logical, but afterwards, I am horrified and ashamed.” — Emily B.