Personality disorders are characterised by deeply entrenched behaviours. The typical sufferer will often be inflexible in how they interact with...
Dealing with Feelings of Shame
Shame is an unpleasant emotion that results from the person in question evaluating themselves, and reaching a series of negative conclusions. It is normal and healthy to feel ashamed when we have deliberately done something harmful or negative, but there is a big difference between healthy feelings of shame, (“I am ashamed of this bad thing that I have done,” and chronic shame, (“I am ashamed of myself because I am a bad person”). In the former case, the person who has slipped up can fix the situation, apologise, and make amends. In the latter, because they think that they are a “bad person”, they can feel utterly powerless.
What Causes Such Feelings?