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Tyranny of the shoulds worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with the tyranny of the shoulds worksheet , which will help you to identify your thinking errors. 

What is tyranny of the shoulds worksheet about?

Tyranny of shoulds is basically thinking errors that one makes while making a judgement or perceiving something. It puts you often in a stressful situation, as it makes you judgemental, making you only think in black and white. It doesn’t believe in grey areas.  Such situations create tension and put you under constant stress. 

How will  tyranny of the shoulds worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to identify your tyranny of the shoulds and also help you to overcome it. It is very important to overcome this because it is a kind of thinking error which puts you under constant stress. Positive affirmations can help you to overcome tyranny of shoulds. Few positive affirmations are given below.

Instructions on how to tyranny of the shoulds worksheet.

Read the questions carefully that are given below and answer them accordingly. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with  tyranny of the shoulds worksheet which hopefully helped you identify your thinking errors. 

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.