11 definitions by TheLastPunslinger

Top Definition
A term coined by Albert Ellis to describe the tendency to think that certain things "must" occur or "must" be done.

Other forms: musterbate, musterbated, musterbating
Janice was musterbating about getting an A in every course.

The only acceptable musterbation is to believe that one must not musterbate.
by TheLastPunslinger May 13, 2005
The three-month maximum period between a person's entry into a new situation and a person's complete screwing up of said situation or essential elements of it. This phenomenon is backed by massive amounts of studies in social psychology and even more massive amounts of personal testimony from bitter, angry people.
Susannah just broke down and gave her new roommate specific instructions on where she would prefer her to travel on her next vacation. That honeymoon period is over.
by TheLastPunslinger May 13, 2005
An artificial form of tourette syndrome in which the singing or speaking of a line from a song by one individual produces the spontaneous and not entirely voluntary singing or speaking of further lines of said song by another individual. This phenomenon is most often seen among people in good moods.
When you or your friends have musical tourette's, life is like a Broadway musical.
by TheLastPunslinger May 13, 2005
A combination of client-centered therapy, cognitive therapy, and sarcasm, designed by Albert Ellis. REBT acts to remove unreasonable cognitive beliefs, for example, musterbation. Its basic premise is that emotional suffering is due primarily to the often unverbalized assumptions and demands that people carry around with them as they negotiate their own way in life; for example, demanding perfection in oneself and/or in others.

REBT has been shown to reduce self-reports of anxiety in general and specific forms; reduce type A behavior patterns; reduce depression, anger, and, in children, antisocial behavior; and help emotionally healthy people cope better with everyday stress.
Janice's REBT therapist told her she was a control freak and that she was musterbating.
by TheLastPunslinger May 13, 2005
1) An individual who is aroused by engaging in painful sexual activities with dead foals of the same sex.

2) A neologism invented by a dirty-minded individual who speaks Latin.
If you are a homosadopedoequonecrophiliac, you like to horse around.
by TheLastPunslinger May 30, 2005
A way of showing that one is listening to a person who is talking to them by rewording what the other person just said and repeating it back to them. This is supposed to validate the person you are listening to and rephrasing, according to some schools of thought in psychology.
Patient to therapist: I'm really depressed.
Therapist: I see. Yes. You are depressed.
Patient: Nothing is going well.
Therapist: Nothing seems to be going well.
Patient: I feel like killing myself.
Therapist: You're thinking of killing yourself.
Patient: Yes, I'm going to do it NOW.
Therapist: You want to do it now.
Patient: *Jumps out window.*
Therapist: Woosh. Splat.
by TheLastPunslinger May 30, 2005
A form of active listening in which one repeats something that has just been said to them, but transposing words or letters to give a new meaning to the message. Its main purpose is usually to annoy, amuse, or both.
John (irate): I want to fucking die!
Marsha: I want to die fucking!
John: I like your idea better.
by TheLastPunslinger May 30, 2005

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