Shame is a feeling of self-consciousness one feels in front of another person. It makes us feel that we are weak, defective or clumsy. As a result, we may avoid doing something or going somewhere. It may be about only a part of our body (e.g., big/small breasts, old looking hands, etc.) or with the whole body. We may feel others don’t like us, or that we need to do something to be accepted.
Dr. Roth has written a book based on research she performed in this area.
In shame, people often feel like they are not fit to fit in. Shame experience can have a deep, long-lasting effect in our life. Many times, stopping us short.