Summary: Types of Shame Used as Controls
Types of Shame Used as Controls
Romans I Pet 4:16
1). Innocent Shame - Shame felt when one’s character is slandered without justification
2). Guilty Shame - Shame felt before others when one violates an ethical norm.
3). Social Shame - Embarrassment felt when one makes a social blunder or error according to a cultural norm
4). Familial Shame - Feeling disgrace because of the behavior of a member of one’s extended family.
5). Handicap Shame - Public humiliation or embarrassment due to a physical imperfection or a bodily impairment that is supposedly related to a spiritual cause.
6). Discrimination Shame - Downgrading of persons treated as one who is mentally, socially, culturally, positionally, historically, or ethnically inferior
7). Modesty Shame - One is has dared to challenge a cultural taboo by ways of dress, behavior, or other appearance norms.
8). Inadequacy Shame - Feelings of inadequacy and inferiority from passivity, repeated failures, or abuse.
9). Public Shame - Open ridicule in the community as punishment or a group means of alienating a deviant.
10). Anticipated Shame - The fear of exposure for an expected or planned action
(Adapted from Noble 1975:4-6)