A common thinking trap is Black or White Thinking. This is also known as All or None Thinking. We unintentionally cheat our ability to experience a great deal of happiness, by engaging in this type of thinking. It's a type of viewing things, as either one way or the other. "A person is either ugly or beautiful!" "A person is either on program or not!" There are no shades of gray, there is no in between, it's all either good or bad. In therapy we discuss how to understand the continuum that exists. We explore how to find and embrace the gray, or middle ground in life.