Shame is prominent in anxiety about fearing disgrace or defeat, or to be looked at with contempt for dishonoring oneself.
Adverse childhood experiences shape psychological development, typically leading to shame. Although shame usually goes underground, it exerts chronic harmful effects in adulthood.
It’s Not Always Depression. Sometimes it’s shame.
The digital world has amplified slander, intensified bullying, and masticated reputations like a lion chewing a piece of meat. Shaming has become a digital centerpiece that can destroy lives and livelihoods. Let’s delve into the good, the bad and the uglies of shame.
Toxic shame sabotages our relationships, our success, and the ability to enjoy life. It can be chronic and take over our identity and ability to enjoy life, chipping away at trust in ourselves and the world.
Unlike ordinary shame, “internalized shame” hangs around and alters our self-image. When shame becomes toxic, it can ruin our lives.