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What is a Compass of Shame and Why is it Useful? Behavior

The Compass of Shame was developed by Donald Nathanson as a means of showing how people react when they feel shame. Each of the poles of the compass is one way in which individuals deal with feeling shame. They are:

  1. Withdrawal: When individuals feel shame they might isolate themselves from others by running or hiding.
  2. Attack Self: When individuals feel shame they might attack themselves both physically or mentally. They might put themselves down or harm their bodies.
  3. Avoidance: When individuals feel shame they might deny the feeling of shame all together. Some might abuse drugs or distract themselves through thrill seeking to avoid this shame feeling.
  4. Attack Others: Individuals who feel shame might lash out on property or others. They might turn tables, verbally or physically assault others, or blame others for their feelings of shame.

http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/behavior/2017/10/27/compass-of-shame/

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