Shame creates outward and inward damage.

The belief that one is defective in some way creates callousness and the need to weaponize hurt. It corrods the belief that positive change is possible which can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Through these mechanisms, shame compounds. Creates many other negative behaviors.rB1

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)