The Potentially Life-Saving Difference Between Guilt and Shame

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Research in human emotions shows us that the difference between shame and guilt is not just a minor linguistic one: the difference between “I did something bad” and “I am bad” is a huge one.

So what is it?

“I did something bad” describes a behavior. That’s guilt.

“I am bad” focuses on the self. That’s shame.

Studies show that the price of not realising the difference between these two concepts can be a life of misery. So, we have to ask:

What does shame correlate with? What’s the danger here?
What are major shame triggers?
And how we can work on our shame resilience?

I talk about all this in this episode!

Listen to it now and share it with the ones who need it.

As promised, references and recommendations!

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