The ironic thought process refers to the paradoxical effect which produces the exact same thoughts, emotions, or physical reactions a person is trying to actively suppress. People with social anxiety who try to suppress their thoughts & physical reactions are likely to experience an increase in their intensity.

A pink elephant in front of a white background, representing the ironic thought process in which an individual tries to actively suppress certain thoughts, which results in making these even stronger and more prevalent in the person’s mind.

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