4. Thinking and perception

Each and every person’s emotions affect how they interpret things and what kind of things they observe in their environment or themselves. Because emotional instability involves such high emotional fluctuation, it has a significant impact on thinking and sensory functions as well. A person can influence their own thinking and perception by learning emotional regulation and consciousness skills.

Emotional instability involves various malfunctions related to thinking and perception. They typically last from a few minutes to a few hours. Examples of cognitive and perceptive malfunctions include dissociation, black-and-white thinking and suspiciousness. These symptoms can be alleviated with sufficient attention and care.

The video below provides more information on how emotional instability can affect a person’s thinking and perception. 

Thoughts and perception