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#12A WISHFUL THINKING

I’ve been accused of deceiving myself. I’ve been told that I sometimes interpret events / actions of others—and form beliefs / make decisions—based on what I’d like to be true, rather than what is true. There may be some truth in this charge. Certainly—given the discomfort and pain I’ve suffered—in seeking psychological well-being, I have no desire to relive painful feelings or negative thoughts. So I tend to engage in positive thinking—seeing the glass as “half-full, not half empty.” Could be that hopeful optimism now pervades my worldview!

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Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

Denial

Self-Deception

Theory of Mind / False Belief

Optimism Bias

summary Wikipedia article: Wishful Thinking

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index:

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"Magical Thinking and Mental Disorders" by Lisa Fritscher ( post on Very Well Mind website Nov 29 2017)
"Psychosomatic Medicine: Think Yourself Well" (news re research from report The Economist Dec 8 2012)
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