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Differentiating preferential from exaggerated and musturbatory beliefs in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

If you hold the second belief, you will find it partly accurate, but it also exaggerates the results of your performing badly. Good performances will not get you all the things you want; and sometimes bad performances, while not leading to disaster, may get you some real benefits. However, your exaggerations in this belief may well lead to unrealistic expectations of pleasure and pain, and therefore create needless dangers.