10 Personas

Learn your NST voices.


The Polarizer is a form of black-and-white thinking where things are viewed as either all good or all bad, with no middle ground. This type of thinking can lead to overly critical and negative self-assessments.

The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller predicts negative outcomes without any real evidence. This kind of thinking often involves assuming the worst will happen or believing that bad events are inevitable, regardless of the actual situation or facts.


The Personalizer take things personally or to see themselves as the cause of external events that are not within their control. This distortion is particularly relevant in the context of negative self-talk, where a person may blame themselves for events that are not their fault or are beyond their influence.

Mind Reader

The Mind Reader is a voice that assumes they know what others are thinking without having sufficient evidence. A person engaging in "mind reading" might assume that others view them negatively or are judging them harshly without any concrete proof. This can exacerbate feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.


Is a persona voice who is highly sensitive to their own emotions and those of others. In the realm of negative self-talk, a Feeler might be more inclined to experience and internalize critical or pessimistic thoughts about themselves. This sensitivity can make them more susceptible to the impacts of negative self-talk.


Refers to a NST persona who tends to exaggerate the negatives or shortcomings while minimizing or ignoring the positives. This skewed perspective often leads to a more negative view of oneself, situations, or experiences.


Refers to a person who tends to make broad, generalized conclusions based on a single event or limited evidence. In the context of negative self-talk, this manifests as making sweeping negative judgments about oneself, one's abilities, or one's future based on minimal or isolated experiences.

The Catastrophizer

A voice that expects disaster to strike, no matter what. This is a form of exaggeratedly negative thinking where one assumes the worst possible outcome will occur in any given situation. It's a common issue where individuals can't see past the worst-case scenario.


The Filter refers to a mental filtering process where a person focuses only on the negative aspects of a situation, ignoring any positive or neutral aspects. This filtering process is often automatic and unconscious.


The Labeler is a type of negative self-talk that involves assigning overly simplistic, negative labels to oneself or others, based on limited evidence or single events. This can lead to a distorted self-image and exacerbate feelings of low self-worth.

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