Why Shame is Our Friend

Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Psychcentral. It’s titled The Power of Healthy Shame: How Shame Can Be Our Friend.

In it, John Amodeo shares his interesting insights. This one’s particularly though-provoking:

A positive aspect of shame is that it tells us when we’ve hurt someone, when we’ve crossed a boundary that violates a person’s dignity.

Shame may arise naturally when we’ve broken the interpersonal bridge, when we’ve spoken or acted in a way that has broken trust or wounded a relationship. Shame gets our attention. If we can pause and notice it rather than plow forward, we have an opportunity to correct our behavior or apologize.

John Amodeo

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