FROM: A FACTORE MEASUR OF ELLIS’ IRRATIONAL BELIEF SYSTEM‚ WITH PERSONALITY AND MALADJUSTMENT CORRLATES. By RIcharD GARNER JONES.
1- It is important to me that others approve of me.
2- I hate to fail at anything.
3- People who do wrong deserve what they get.
4- I usually accept what happens philosophically.
5- If a person wants to‚ he can be happy under almost any circumstances.
6- I have a fear of some things that often bothers me.
7- I usually put off important decisions.
8- Everyone needs someone he can depend on for help and advice.
9- “A zebra cannot change his stripes”.
10- There is a right way to do everything.
11- I like the respect of others‚ but I don’t have to have it.
12- I avoid things I cannot do well.
13- Too many evil persons escape the punishment they deserve.
14- Frustrations don’t upset me.
15- People are disturbed not by situations but by the view they take of them.
16- I feel little anxiety over unexpected dangers or future events.
17- I try to go ahead and get irksome tasks behind me when they come up.
18- I try to consult an authority on important decisions.
19- It is almost impossible to overcome the influences of the past.
20- There is no perfect solution to anything.
21- I want everyone to like me.
22- I don’t mind competing in activities where others are better than I.
23- Those who do wrong deserve to be blamed.
24- Things should be different from the way they are.
25- I cause my own moods.
26- I often can’t get my mind off some concern.
27- I avoid facing my problems.
28- People need a source of strength outside themselves.
29- Jus: because something once strongly affects your life doesn’t mean it need do so in the future.
30- There is seldom an easy way out of life’s difficulties.
31- I can like myself even when many others don’t.
32- I like to succeed at something but I don’t feel I have to.
33- Immorality should be strongly punished.
34- I often get disturbed over situations I don’t like.
35- People who are miserable have usually made themselves that way.
36- If I can’t keep something from happening‚ I don’t worry about it.
37- I usually make decisions promptly as I can.
38- There are certain people that 1 depend on greatly’.
39- People overvalue the influence of the past.
40- Some problems will always be with us.
41- If others dislike me‚ that’s their problem‚ not mine.
42- It is highly important to me to be successful in everything I do.
43- I seldom blame people for their wrong doings.
44- I usually accept things the way they are‚ even if I don’t like them.
45- A person won’t stay angry or blue long unless he keeps himself that way.
46- I can’t stand to take chances.
47- Life is too short to spend it doing unpleasant tasks.
48- I like to stand on my own two feet.
49- If I had had different experiences I could be more like I want to be.
50- Every problem has a correct solution.
51- I find it hard to go against what others think.
52- I enjoy activities for their own sake‚ no matter how good I am at them.
53- The fear of punishment helps people be good.
54- If things annoy me‚ I just ignore them.
55- The more problems a person has‚ the less happy he will be.
56- I am seldom anxious over the future.
57- I seldom put things off.
58- I am the only one who can really understand and face my problems.
59- I seldom think of past experiences as affecting me now.
60- We live in a world of chance and probability.
61- Although I like approval‚ it’s not a real need for me.
62- It bothers me when others are better than I am at something.
63- Everyone is basically good.
64- I do what I can to get what I want and then don’t worry about it.
65- Nothing is upsetting in itself -- only in the way you interpret it.
66- I worry a lot about certain things in the future.
67- It is difficult for me to do unpleasant chores.
68- I dislike for others to make my decisions for me.
69- We are slaves to our personal histories.
70- There is seldom an ideal solution to anything.
71- I often worry about how much people approve of and accept me.
72- It upsets me to make mistakes.
73- It’s unfair that “the rain falls on both the just and the unjust”.
74- I am fairly easygoing about life.
75- More people should face up to the unpleasantness of life.
76- Sometimes I can’t get a fear off my mind.
77- A life of ease is seldom very rewarding.
78- I find it easy to seek advice.
79- Once something strongly affects your life‚ it always will.
80- It is better to look for a practical solution than a perfect one.
81- I have considerable concern with what people are feeling about me.
82- I often become quite annoyed over little things.
83- I usually give someone who has wronged me a second chance.
84- I dislike responsibility.
85- There is never any season to remain sorrowful for every long.
86- I hardly ever think of such things as death or atomic war.
87- People are happiest when they have challenges and problems to overcome.
88- I dislike having to depend on others.
89- People never change basically.
90- I feel I must handle things in the right way.
91- It is annoying but not upsetting to be criticized.
92- I’m not afraid to do things which I cannot do well.
93- No one is evil‚ even though his deeds may be.
94- I seldom become upset over the mistake of others.
95- Man makes his own hell within himself.
96- I often find myself planning what I would do different dangerous situation.
97- If something is necessary‚ I do it even if it is unpleasant.
98- I’ve learned not to expect someone else to be very concerned.
99- I don’t look upon the past with any regrets.
100- There is no such things as an ideal set of circumstances.