Fallacy Of Fairness

Fallacy of fairness is an irrational cognitive framework in which someone feels resentful because he thinks that he really knows what is fair but others do not. Those with this kind of unrealistic thinking usually say that “Life is unfair” if things do not go their way. They often assess situations based on its “fairness”; hence, they often feel frustrated because in reality, life is not always fair. Fallacy of fairness 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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