When do we start feeling shame? Shame starts when a child is about 8 months old.
The rise of social comparison means the rise of comparison inducing the shame response
Does social context make your shame worse
Some of us are conscious of our shame, yet others can mask or cover up shame in various ways
What does shame feel like? This may feel like an obvious question, but each person feels shame differently. Ask yourself the last time you felt shame, and try to describe what it felt like…
Often people will use the words “embarrassment”, “awkwardness”, or “humiliation” in the place of shame. This seems to diffuse the emotion, meaning that the fully blown shame is not felt, and is replaced by a less intense negative emotion.