Synonyms of twisted:
It depends on you what you think you are….
Sometime you just suddenly think the creepiest things you just don’t want everyone to know about you or you don’t want to acknowledge about yourself. Does it include you thinking about cutting your eyes in the sharpest things or someone getting murdered in-front of you? Whatever it is, have you ever thought how twisted your mind is?
Here are some factors that affect your mind to make it more twisted:
Advertising – twists your mind subtly, affects your views towards materialism, what ‘good looking’ people should look like, gives you a host of neurosis about problems you don’t have.
Porn – affects how you think about women and sexuality in general.
Bad T.V shows, radio, political campaigns, religious sermons etc – All these people have an agenda, which is money and power
Community – You may live in a narrow minded community and it works out better for you to be narrow minded as well if you live in that community. To a larger extent, the same group think/ideals as your country.
Parents – Imagine by that I don’t mean insane or totally warped like a cannibal or psycho killer, just your childhood self as drying cement/tabula rasa. At an impressionable age, you have no reason to doubt your parents even if they ‘lie’ to you.
I don’t see how it’s possible for someone not to be ‘twisted’ in a way unless they were born in an isolated monastery.
However, here are some thinking patterns that deem you as a twisted thinker:
ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING: You see things in black and white categories. If your performance falls short of perfection, you see yourself as a total failure.
OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
MENTAL FILTER: You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively, so that your vision of all reality become darkened.
DISCOUNTING THE POSITIVE: You reject positive experiences by insisting they “don’t count.”
JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS: You interpret things negatively even though there are no facts to support your conclusion.
MAGNIFICATION: You exaggerate the importance of your problems or you minimize the importance of your desirable qualities.
EMOTIONAL REASONING: You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the way things really are: ‘I feel it, therefore it must be true.”
SHOULD STATEMENTS: You tell yourself that things should be the way you expected them to be.
LABELING: This is an extreme form of all-or-nothing thinking. Instead of saying “I made a mistake,” you label yourself “I’m a loser.”
PERSONALIZATION: You hold yourself personally responsible for an event that isn’t entirely under your control.
You are never able to turn your thoughts off. You think about everything, philosophy, different stories you may write, designs you may want to create, things you have read, politics, etc. your mind is always in utter chaos. You are always busy in your head. Although you generally are considered a normal person you see that as a twisted mind. Many people whom you would consider twisted may not think they are. We all have our opinions of ourselves so it’s unlikely many people would answer your question. At least I imagine most people don’t see themselves as twisted even if they are.