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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 28 Jan 23 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.”  2,474 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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You don’t get to judge me! (or do you?)

You don’t get to Judge me!!!    2,995 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Jan 23 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

 Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think.  1,778 total views Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CBT–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  2,668 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 25 Dec 22 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Self esteem, ULA, UOA, USA, Videos |

This is part of a wonderful audio recording of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others. Click to listen.  3,963 total views Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  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.”  1,873 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 14 Dec 22 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed.  6,737 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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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    4,561 total views Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Nov 22 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”  ~Rex  2,933 total views Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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