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Old 04-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #67
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Kumabjorn View Post
Are you saying that shame and guilt are the same?
Shame is a mechanism societies use to control enforcement of local mores.
Guilt is a learned reaction to breaking local mores.
One is driven by external forces--public perception, the other by internal forces--self-perception. (Shame is about group action and effective in collectivist cultures, guilt is a personal feeling and more effective in individualist cultures.)

Or maybe not.
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