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Overcoming toxic shame: a path to healthy identity and self-worth

Strategies for overcoming toxic shame Introduction to toxic shame Toxic shame is a profound emotional experience that harms self-image. It goes beyond simple shame and leads to long-term psychological problems. Foundations for a healthy identity and self-esteem Overcoming this involves developing a holistic view of oneself and a healthy sense of self-worth. Several prerequisites are […]

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Toxic Shame: Hidden Roots, Visible Impact

Psychological and social roots of shame Introduction Imagine your every action and thought being constantly judged by an unseen audience. Such constant judgement will lead to a deep-rooted sense of shame that questions your very self. That is toxic shame. Shame is a universal feeling that we all recognise. But when it turns into the

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Shame: A journey through history, light and shadow

Scham – eine Einführung Einleitung Scham ist ein Gefühl, das so alt ist wie die Menschheit selbst und dessen Verständnis sich im Laufe der Zeit erheblich gewandelt hat. Von den antiken Gesellschaften, die Scham eng mit Ehre verknüpften, bis hin zur modernen Psychologie, die sie als selbstbezogene Emotion untersucht, bietet dieser Begriff einen faszinierenden Einblick

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Shame and guilt: definitions, similarities and differences

Shame and guilt Shame and guilt are two different reactions to misbehaviour or in relation to oneself. The similarities and differences between shame and guilt are described below. Definitions Shame “Shame” refers to the feeling of embarrassment or humiliation caused by a perceived failure, inadequacy or violation of social norms. It involves a negative evaluation

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Self-doubt and toxic shame

From overthinking to self-acceptance: how to overcome self-doubt and toxic shame 1. Self-doubt and trauma identity Self-doubt … questions your own abilities, decisions, or self-worth. Instead of a reflection and examination, doubts are negative thoughts or inner criticism that do not deepen knowledge about oneself, but rather impair confidence in one’s own competence and self-image.

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