|Level Your Life - [Shame 0-30]|
Banishment is a traditional accompaniment of shame, and in primitive societies from which we all originate , banishment is equivalent to death.
Early life experiences that lead to Shame can warp the personality for a lifetime unless these issues are resolved.Shame, as Freud determinded, produces neurosis. It´s destructive to emotional and psycholigical health and, as consequence of low self-esteem, makes one prone to the development of physical illness.
The Shame-based personality is shy, withdrawn and introverted.
Shame is used as a tool of cruelty , and its victims often become cruel themselves. Shamed children are brutal to animals and to each other. The behaviour of people whose consciousness is only in the 20s is dangerous: They´re prone to hallucinations of an accusatory nature, as well as paranoia; some become psychotic or commit bizarre crimes.
Some Shame-based individuals compensate with perfectionism and rigidity, becoming driven and intolerant. Notorious examples are the moral extremists who form vigilante groups, projecting their own unconscious shame onto others whom they then feel justified to righteously attacking. Serial killers have often acted out of sexual moralism, with the justification of punishing "bad" women.
Since it pulls down the whole level of personality, Shame results in a vulnerability to other negative emotions, and, therfore often produces false pride, anger , and guilt.