Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

11 Irrational Beliefs before breakfast

I have had beliefs (approximating to):

1. It is a dire necessity for adult humans to be loved or approved by virtually every significant other person in their community.
11(7.7%)
2. One absolutely must be competent, adequate and achieving in all important respects or else one is an inadequate, worthless person.
27(19.0%)
3. People absolutely must act considerately and fairly and they are damnable villains if they do not. They are their bad acts.
14(9.9%)
4. It is awful and terrible when things are not the way one would very much like them to be.
18(12.7%)
5. Emotional disturbance is mainly externally caused and people have little or no ability to increase or decrease their dysfunctional feelings and behaviors.
4(2.8%)
6. If something is or may be dangerous or fearsome, then one should be constantly and excessively concerned about it and should keep dwelling on the possibility of it occurring.
10(7.0%)
7. One cannot and must not face life's responsibilities and difficulties and it is easier to avoid them.
16(11.3%)
8. One must be quite dependent on others and need them and you cannot mainly run one's own life.
6(4.2%)
9. One's past history is an all-important determiner of one's present behavior and because something once strongly affected one's life, it should indefinitely have a similar effect.
8(5.6%)
10. Other people's disturbances are horrible and one must feel upset about them.
11(7.7%)
11. There is invariably a right, precise and perfect solution to human problems and it is awful if this perfect solution is not found.
8(5.6%)
None of the above
9(6.3%)

From.
And now...breakfast.

(Note - Approximations and lesser versions count. For instance, I'm ticking 7, because I went through a period where I avoided dealing with a bunch of stuff, because it felt easier to do so.)
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