1. I do not have to feel guilty just because someone else does
not like what I do, say, think or feel.
2. It is OK for me to feel angry and to express it in responsible
3. I do not have to assume full responsibility for making decisions,
particularly where others share responsibility for making the
4. I have the right to say 'I don't understand' without feeling
stupid or guilty.
5. I have the right to say 'I don't know'.
6. I have the right to say NO without feeling guilty.
7. I do not have to apologize or give reasons when I say NO.
8. I have the right to ask others to do things for me.
9. I have the right to refuse requests which others make of me.
10. I have the right to tell others when I think they are manipulating,
conning or treating me unfairly.
11. I have the right to refuse additional responsibilities without
12. I have the right to tell others when their behaviour annoys
13. I do not have to compromise my personal integrity.
14. I have the right to make mistakes and to be responsible for
them. I have the right to be wrong.
15. I do not have to be liked, admired, or respected by everyone
for everything I do.
1. The freedom to see and hear (that is perceive) what is here
and now rather than what could be, should be, or what someone
else is pretending is.
2. The freedom to think what one thinks rather than what one
3. The freedom to feel what one feels rather than what one should
4. The freedom to want or to desire and to choose what one wants
rather than what one should want.
5. The freedom to imagine one's own self-actualising rather than
playing a rigid role or always playing it safe, taking no risks
and attempting to live up to others' expectations.