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When faced with a difficult situation, individuals often tend to engage in several ‘thinking traps’ including ‘all or nothing/black or white thinking’; ‘engaging in mind reading’; ‘overgeneralisation’; ‘tunnel vision’ and using unhelpful emotional reasoning. It is very useful for us to identify which thinking traps we tend to succumb to the most and then construct a more realistic view of the adversity. Building resilience is key to coping during a crisis.