Do you harbor an uncontrollable desire to always jump to conclusions? Let’s fix this!
By Iqra Ejaz
August 7, 2023 10:41 AM
A meme providing mighty relatable occurrence in everyone’s life has emerged on social media featuring Indian actor Jai Hemant Shroff who is professionally known as Tiger Shroff.
During the span of the relevant update, Tiger Shroff can be seen jumping to conclusions, a habit most of us are quite accustomed to, are you guilty?
The video features the supremely energetic Bollywood actor offering some highly intense jumping action while if you would take out a second to ponder regarding the topic at hand, don’t you think that we are also this eager to assume the worst regarding various situations in life?
Did you know that jumping to conclusions (JTC) is actually a distorted mind’s desire to make hasty decisions while not catching the whole gist of the situation, basically arriving to conclusions without taking in all the aspects associated with something.
Let 24NewsHD provide you with some facts available on Google regarding the topic at hand:
Jumping to conclusions (JTC) is a cognitive distortion in which individuals make hasty decisions or reach inaccurate conclusions that are unwarranted by the facts of a situation.
This thinking style usually takes two forms. First, individuals make ‘premature decisions’, such as terminating data collection early or weighing information insufficiently, leading to incorrect conclusions.
Second, individuals ‘over-adjust’ their thinking: decisions and conclusions are overturned in response to limited disconfirmatory evidence.
Research suggests that JTC is not only common but becomes more pronounced in stressful conditions.
JTC overlaps with several other cognitive distortions, including arbitrary inference, catastrophizing, emotional reasoning, fortune telling, and mind reading. However, research indicates that it uniquely influences delusional and paranoid ideation. According to cognitive models of delusional beliefs, hasty conclusions based on limited or ambiguous stimuli are often incorrect, increasing the risk of delusional explanations for events.
Furthermore, once these conclusions are drawn, conflicting information is less likely to be processed, resulting in the maintenance of delusional beliefs.
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JTC also plays a role in anxiety. Research demonstrates that anxiety is associated with increased attention towards threatening information and more threatening interpretations of ambiguous stimuli.
As a result, anxious individuals are inclined to “watch out for danger and jump to the most threatening conclusions.”
Other difficulties associated with JTC include:
- Borderline personality disorder.
- Chronic pain.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder.
(The above-mentioned information has been derived from Google).