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.
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Interesting. Many of these also fit my narcissistic father, who has passed away.
Lots of criminal thinking errors in narcissistic thinking as well.
I must be a criminal as I have all of these traits.
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. 🙂
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.
Hi Richard, definitely agree these criminal thinking errors are prevalent on all major media channels!