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The Fallacies of Irrational Thinking is the topic of this paper To understand this concept you must first know the definition of the term fallacy Fallacy is defined as deception an error in logic or an often plausible argument using false or invalid inference In this course we learned that there were eight fallacies perfection approval should overgeneralization causation helplessness and catastrophic causation In this paper I will attempt to explain each of them The fallacy of perfection is when a person that thinks that everything must be perfect It can be as innocent as someone who must keep their things neat and clean or as extreme as a person cleans constantly because they dont feel that anything is clean enough In their eyes everything must be flawless A person with this fallacy may most commonly be known as a perfectionist One of their setbacks is that they are some busy perfecting that they dont have time to do other things The fallacy of approval is when a person that insures that they say and do is acceptable to others They are people pleasers willing to do anything to make everyone happy and often say what the listeners want to hear They are sometimes known as two-faded because they are on everyones side of an argument Most often affected by this fallacy are adolescents because they thrive on peer approval A downfall is that the individual is so consumed with pleasing other the it may be difficult for them to find self-fulfillment The fallacy of should is when a person confuses what they want with what should be They never understand why things are not going their way This fallacy unlike most of the others can sometimes be beneficial in moderation in careers fields such as law enforcement and politics In these field in general what the individual want usually will benefit public On the other in hand an extreme
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