Problem

Embarrassment

Nature:

Embarrassment or awkwardness is an emotional state that is associated with mild to severe levels of discomfort, and which is usually experienced when someone has a socially unacceptable or frowned-upon act or condition that was witnessed by or revealed to others.

Usually some perception of loss of honor or dignity (or other high-value ideals) is involved, but the embarrassment level and the type depends on the situation. Embarrassment is similar to shame in some sense, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than morally wrong.

Broader Problems:
Humiliation
Aggravates:
Shame
Strategies:
Using embarrassment
Values:
Embarrassment
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Psychology Psychology
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET