The Potentially Life-Saving Difference Between Guilt and Shame

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What’s the difference between “I DID something bad” and “I AM bad?”

Turns out, it’s a huge one.

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

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

Research says 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!

3 responses to “The Potentially Life-Saving Difference Between Guilt and Shame”

  1. […] not a mysterious concept no-one ever dared to research.And that research is pretty fascinating!I’ve already talked about the role empathy plays on shame (spoiler alert: shame can’t live where empathy is), […]

  2. […] sounds great…” you might think, but hear me out! No, literally, hear me out: I have a whole episode on the difference between guilt and shame and how guilt is a much healthier feeling to process. […]

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