Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guilty or Ashame?

In what way do people act when they are guilty? How about when they are caught in the act? Can you identify their actions? What if they feel mad? Is it similar reactions when you feel shame? What would be their common actions? Enumerate it.

In my opinion:
1.He/She will snub you when you see each other.
2.He/She will stay away from you.
3.He/She will try to avoid you when both of you are in the same company.
4.He/She will not feel comfortable when you are together.

Agree in my opinion?
And as I research in the internet here are the common reactions: (http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/guilt_shame/)

1. People can feel ashamed, unworthy, or embarrassed about actions for which they are responsible. Feeling guilty for events which are out of our control is often unproductive and detrimental.
2. Guilt, because it emphasizes what someone did wrong, tends to elicit more constructive responses, particularly responses which seek to mend the damage done.
3. Guilt is tied to beliefs about what is right and wrong, moral and immoral. When we violate one of these moral guidelines, it causes us to feel guilty over our actions and seek to fix what we have done (see cognitive dissonance).
4. As a result, guilt is an important tool in maintaining standards of right and wrong in individuals and society as a whole. As such, guilt can often be used as a tool to overcome conflict.

To be continue, lack of time!..

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