Shame is one of the important but little-studied human emotions. This emotion arises from a person by reason of such his act, which perceived them as socially unacceptable. Shame arises only in the presence of witnesses. Shame is always "for something" and "to someone". This feature of shame is different from remorse and guilt that you can suffer in the absence of witnesses. Like any other emotion, shame has its natural neurophysiological basis. According to K. E.'d, the emotion includes neurophysiological, motor-expressive, and sensual components. Shame correspond to the following physiological changes: increased subcutaneous blood vessels (redness of the face), increased heart rate, sweating etc. redness of the face caused by the activity of the autonomic nervous system. Increased blood flow occurs in the area of the brain that controls the appearance of the glow.
Three facts about the shame.
1. All of us feel ashamed. Shame is one of the most universal and primitive emotions that one experiences. People who don't feel ashamed, most likely, do not know how to sympathize with and incapable of intimacy.
2. We are all afraid to talk about shame.
3. The less we talk about shame, the more it controls our lives.
Shame is, mostly, fear of rejection, the opposite of control over their lives and self-esteem. Shame does not allow us to believe in their own value, and assures us that people will cease to treat us well if they find out the truth about us. Shame is fear. We are afraid we will reservesa people when they see us just as we are when they learn what we believe, how hard we may have or whether you believe it or not, how excellent we are when we're at altitude. Sometimes to admit their own merits as hard as my own weaknesses.
the History of mankind demonstrates the following sequence of actions that cause shame. The first human action, subject to the prohibition on the part of society and therefore causing shame, was public exposure and the administration of natural needs. Intimate shame contributed to the ordering of sexual relations and development of the institution of marriage. After sexual shame began to take shape, shame for immoral acts: theft, deception, greed, betrayal, cowardice, etc.. People have made moral acts out of fear of the stigma that causes shame. He was trying to avoid that condemnation in order not to experience painful, heavy emotion of shame. Thus, shame is an essential intrinsic factor of human socialization. Hence it is very important have the social norms, the violation of which cause the individual shame. If in its immediate social environment is the norm, life for material wealth, for a career, then the individual will experience shame for their poverty and low position. In this case, he will seek to change the social status of any, including immoral ways.
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