8/01/2016

Communities defined by Guilt or Shame


 

GUILT-based

SHAME-based

Normal defined by

Rules and laws

Relationships and roles

Behavior guided by

Internal conscience

External community

Violations produce

Guilt

Shame

Core problem

"I made a mistake" (action)

"I am a mistake"

(being)

Violations affect

The transgressor

The group

Violator's response

Justify or apologize

Hide or cover

Public's response

Punish to serve justice

Exclude to remove shame

Way for resolution

Forgiveness

Restoration