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    CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is like being your own detective, analysing how some of the thought patterns you have slipped into are triggering you emotional difficulties. The early stages may seem fairly cold and even boring.

    What is the meaning of "cold" in this sentence? Is it used correctly in formal writing?

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    Re: cold

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    CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is like being your own detective, analysing how some of the thought patterns you have slipped into are triggering you emotional difficulties. The early stages may seem fairly cold and even boring.

    What is the meaning of "cold" in this sentence? Is it used correctly in formal writing?
    'Cold' seems like a strange choice of adjective here. Where did you find this text?

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    Re: cold

    I take it to mean dull, without emotional impact - the opposite of warm and fuzzy.

    The whole quote is a little awkward.

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    Re: cold

    Means:

    Rigid factual, and structured - as opposed to other kinds of self-therapy, which may involve self nuturing and affirmations.

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    Re: cold

    It's from a textbook on cognitive therapy

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