I call this 'Thought Map: Levels of Meaning or, How Missing the Bus Can Make You Want to Die'.
Why do some people get upset over seemingly small things? How can some take failure in stride while others are devastated? One of the answers lies in the level of meaning at which the person is most comfortable thinking. I designed this flow-chart to help me in discussions with clients about catastrophizing and meaning-making. It outlines the levels of meaning, from the very basic level of 'I missed the bus' to 'I should die'.
If you take things too hard, even sometimes, you should check it out.