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Concrete Thinking

An inability to understand abstract concepts; extreme literalism.

Example: When his doctor used the phrase “we’re walking on eggshells,” the patient immediately looked down around his feet and appeared puzzled by the empty floor around him.

Concrete Thinking
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Concrete Thinking. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/concrete-thinking/