-- and wherefore is she here set up to public shame?"
But in their great mercy and tenderness of heart they have doomed Mistress Prynne to stand only a space of three hours on the platform of the pillory, and then and thereafter, for the remainder of her natural life to wear a mark of shame upon her bosom.
Truly, as I sought to convince him, the shame lay in the commission of the sin, and not in the showing of it forth.
This last attribute, however, had been less carefully developed than his intellectual gifts, and was, in truth, rather a matter of shame than self-congratulation with him.
Milady concealed her face in her hands, as if she could not endure the shame
which this name recalled to her.
Is it shame
that killed them, the good billionaire and the bad billionaire?
But naming, shaming errant public servants and their complicit spouses does not go far enough...There are many such people for whom shame
In the worst cases, shame
- which often makes itself known through the critical inner voice that tells us "you're a failure", "you're no good", "you're unlovable" and so on - can lead to destructive behaviours and has been linked to a number of problems including addiction, depression, eating disorders and bullying.
In his forthcoming book Shame
: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self-Esteem, psychotherapist Joseph Burgo explores four different types of shame
: UNWANTED EXPOSURE: PERHAPS the most common situation people associate with feeling shame
: the experience of being humiliated when some part of you that you would rather keep hidden is publicly exposed.
private citizens, in which individuals shame
other individuals, and in
CJP remarked ' those who have chanted slogans of shame
should not come in my court in future.
(11) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are often interpreted as a personal attack on the self; a feeling of being deeply flawed colors all subsequent developmental experiences (10) and contributes to an over-integration of shame
memories that influence enduring life narratives that the self is unworthy.
is an internal emotion hidden within an individual where hopefully no one can see.
, it turns out, has been at the heart of so many of my
Wilfred Bion did not write about shame
at all, at least not by name.