Believing that if you feel something is true, it must be true.

A person who relies on emotional reasoning assumes that their emotions reflect the way things really are.

Examples: I feel so dumb and useless, therefore I must be dumb and useless. I feel like a bad friend, so I must be a bad friend.

Tip: Try examining the evidence for and against your feeling in a logical way. Be specific!

Reframe: Even though I feel dumb and useless, objectively I get better grades than others in my class.