REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .
Operationally it looks like this: “I absolutely must do well and get approval, otherwise it’s awful, I can’t stand it, and I’m no good.”
Other REBT authors have posited your way of classifying this, but it’s a category error and Al has not done so that I know of. If you have a citation of his to the contrary I would be interested.”
Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D.
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