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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 15 Jun 18 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

“Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.” ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology     1,166 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-03-08 20:20:42.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 10 Jun 18 in Acceptance, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

Tue 14 Aug 07, 11:00 p.m. Good Morning All,  I write about this all the time, so if you want something long-winded, there is plenty of my hot air to be found in the archives here.  The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools […]

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 May 18 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 4,036 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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A reader is confused about labels and self-rating

 Rate behavior . . . not self, and you are doing good ePrime and  on the right track for doing good REBT.  This process is even more comprehensible and user-friendly if you learn something about ePrime, which is not too much of a stretch   2,196 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 9 Mar 18 in Acceptance, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

  So called “self-esteem” is a fallacy, a racket invented by what I call the “Self Esteem MAFIA” . . .   913 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if I […]

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