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No place to hide : facing shame so we can find self-respect
Nichols, Michael P.
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New York : Simon and Schuster, [1991]

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366 pages ; 23 cm
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BF575.S45 N52 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Each of us is controlled in some way by shame, one of the ugliest emotions in human experience. It saps our self-respect, builds walls between people, and forces us to create elaborate defenses to protect ourselves. This informative and practical analysis of the role of shame in our lives helps us to understand the root of our insecurity and come to terms with our shame so that we can begin to resolve insecurities and free ourselves to participate fully in life.

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According to Nichols, a New York psychiatrist, ``Shame plays a poorly understood but central role in our lives.'' Its manifestations are explored here and interpolated with vignettes illustrating approaches to understanding and coping with this alienating emotion, which is believed to spring from a sense of one's unworthiness. From his practice, as well as from observations of children in learning situations and of families in crisis, Nichols illustrates many forms of shame, ranging from shyness to arrogance and contempt. ``By looking at shame, discovering how it works and how it holds us back, we can begin to overcome its grip.'' A seldom-treated subject receives a balanced presentation in a book readers will find valuable. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved