The basic nature of chronic or excessive shame is that the person enduring shame feels unworthy, defective and empty.
Shame can be debilitating, toxic and extremely destructive. Shame works to separate the individual from the psychological self. It creates an internal crisis that attacks the inner core, triggering a shaming spiral of negative self-talk.
Shame can be defined in several ways:
Humiliation is the infliction of a profoundly violent psychological act that leaves the victim with a deep wound within the psychological self.
The painful experience is vividly remembered for a long time. This includes: