Always Being Right

Always being right is an irrational way of thinking characterized by the need to always prove themselves right by proving others’ opinions wrong.

People with this unrealistic mindset cannot accept that they can commit mistakes. Hence, they will do everything in their power to show others that they are correct. This makes them have recurrent arguments and rifts regarding their relationships with others. Always being right is one of the most common types of cognitive distortions based on Aaron Beck’s cognitive theory. These different types were developed by David Burns, a student of Beck.

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