Discounting or ignoring positive information
For example, when someone compliments you, you say to yourself “they were just being nice because they feel sorry for me” or “I only did well with that project because it was easy”.
You focus all of your attention on one negative detail and ignore the rest of the picture. For example, you arrange a dinner with friends and everybody except two of your friends attend. You feel hurt and offended that two of your friends didn’t come and lose sight of the rest of your friends that did.
You assume that other people’s behaviour relates to you, rather than thinking about other alternatives. For example, if someone seems distracted while you are having a chat, you tell yourself it’s because you are boring. You don’t consider other alternatives like maybe the person seems distracted because they have had a rough day or feels self-conscious themselves.