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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Oct 19 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |
Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”?

Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?

The following is a actual quote by someone I worked for at one time, complaining that I failed  to communicate according to protocol. The context is unimportant, but the situations is real, in real-time, and the details are kept sparse to allow us to focus on the REBT process (and, of course, to protect the guilty) 


The critic is angry, talks about being pissed off, and then goes on to say
  It annoys me beyond measure, so . . . “

 
This was not said as an offhanded  “throw away line” or as a colorful figure of speech. The boss was expressing real vitriol and hostility.

 

  1. Identify the specific distortion(s) in this brief statement. 
  2.  What exactly does “pissed beyond all measure” meean? What is the intent and what is being expressed here? Expand upon this original statement; what other distortions is this likely to lead to?
  3. Why are these distortions distorted? That is in what ways are they distorted? What makes them distorted?
  4.  What would the like emotional and behavioral consequence for
    a. the critic
    b. the person being criticized
  5. Does this interaction remind you of any incidents or “activating events” in your own life?
  6. Or, do you believe such statements are this a just a “figure of speech,” just a colorful expression made for emphasis that we needn’t t be so fussy over?  Or is Rex just being a “word Nazi”?  


   
   
   

 

Finally, if you ever find yourself at a loss for words, the English Language has provided us with a rich vocabulary for describing anger in all it’s many flavors. Here is the shortlist.

pissed off beyond belief
pissed off beyond all measure
royally pissed
imperialy pissed
affronted
annoyed
bent out of shape
bitter

boiling
cross
displeased
enraged
fighting mad
fit to be tied
fuming
furious
hopping mad
hot
huffy
in a tizzy
incensed
inflamed
infuriated
irate
irritated
livid
mad
maddened
offended
outraged
peed
peeved off
provoked
raging
resentful

riled
sore
steamed
steamed up
steaming
storming
t’d off
tee’d off
ticked off

Rex
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Rex@REBTinfo.com

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Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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2 Comments
Blythe Mon 11 Jan 16
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When I think of being pissed off beyond measure, it means that I am so pissed I can't even articulate how much. I think it is a figure of speech, of sorts, but it also has real meaning.

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