Predicting a negative outcome before the event happens and without sufficient or
adequate evidence.

Examples: My boss will definitely not like my presentation. My boyfriend will definitely hate my new haircut. I failed my first exam so I will fail the class.

Tip: Try seeing if you can reframe things in a more positive or balanced light.

Reframe: My boss does not like most presentations, but my presentation stands a chance of being liked. I don’t know how my boyfriend will respond to my new haircut until he sees it. I have three upcoming exams that can help boost me to the grade I want.