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Commitment

Contempt

LindaIt was John Bradshaw who offered a handy distinction between guilt and shame. Guilt is “I made a mistake. Shame is I am a mistake.” Shame is more global, and much more lethal to our self-esteem. In this same way, there is a difference...


Commitment

Sarcasm

Sarcasm comes from the Greek sarkasmos that means the tearing of flesh. The intention behind sarcasm may be to be humorous or playful, but there is frequently an element of poorly disguised hostility or judgment. When we grow up in families in which sarcasm...


Discernment

Projection

The dictionary defines Projection as the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person: We can project our inner struggle onto our partner who may show up to us as a demon who is tormenting us with relentless criticism. When we identify our partner as the source of...