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According to Dr. Albert Ellis and REBT, an idea is irrational if: It distorts reality. It is illogical. It prevents you from reaching your goals. It leads to unhealthy emotions. It leads to self-defeating behavior. During his first years of practicing REBT, Dr. Ellis saw that practically all of his clients held variations of a dozen or so irrational beliefs. Here is a list of the most common ones


"People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us." -Albert Ellis by deeplifequotes, via Flickr