Why Do Some People Hurt People?

Criminal thinking errors are pervasive in our society. Everyone has them to some degree, but the extreme criminal thinker relies on this way of thinking to justify their actions which support a criminal life style.

This infographic creatively describes the errors in thinking that encompass the thought process of an extreme criminal thinker. Criminal thinking therapy, which is based on the Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model of change, is one of the most effective ways to bring about change in an offenders thinking and life.

infographic criminal thinking errors

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About Brian Loebig

Owner of LoebigInk.com, author of TheInkBlog.net, CriminalThinking.net and part-time Technology Manager for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, Brian has over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement, human services and technology fields as an administrator and consultant. Brian has also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. He continues to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. Feel free to .
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7 Responses to Why Do Some People Hurt People?

  1. Pingback: Top Ten Criminal Thinking Errors | Criminal Thinking Deterred

  2. Helen Nuce says:

    Interesting. Many of these also fit my narcissistic father, who has passed away.

  3. Ruth Miranda says:

    I must be a criminal as I have all of these traits.

    • Brian Loebig says:

      LOL. Many people have many of those traits, the more pervasive the pattern the more criminal the thinking. Criminality is on a continuum from non-arrestable irresponsible to extreme criminal. Hopefully your on the non-arrestable end of the scale. 🙂

  4. Richard Sorensen says:

    Many of these are characteristics of our major media news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, etc.)
    1. Not receptive
    2. Not self-critical
    3. Views self as victim
    4. Blames others
    5. Focuses only their own positive aspects
    6. Builds up self at other’s expense
    7. Decisions on assumptions, not facts
    8. Compelled to be in control
    9. Uses manipulation and deceit

    This is continually being modeled for us on TV – perhaps this is one reason why the same behavior is becoming more prevalent in American society.

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