Real remorse means never doing it again, self accountability. Someone who feels guilty can still repeat the actions causing the guilt, precisely to escape the guilt. The only way to end feelings of guilt is self accountability - guilt happens when someone runs from it. Remorse says "I'm sorry I hurt you". Guilt says "stop making me feel bad for what I did".
Remorse cares more about the one wounded. They don't care about others holding them accountable because they already hold themselves accountable. Guilt worries more about how the wounded one makes them appear in the eyes of others. They feel their self image is being attacked. They do worry about others holding them accountable because they shirk self accountability. Remorse means learning from one's harmful actions.
Guilt means not even facing what one has done, so learning from it isn't likely. Remorse means leaving the harmful actions one did in the past, but not forgetting them. Guilt carries harmful actions around, keeping them ever present, by attempting to avoid dealing with them. They will always be ever present, a thorn in ones side, looming large and affecting one's life until faced and dealt with. This is self inflicted torture - although a person struggling with guilt will blame others.
Remorse leads to the ability to forgive the self. Guilt leads to self hatred. Remorse is action, actively doing something about the harm one caused.
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Guilt is feeling self pity and doing nothing about the harm one caused. Recently one of my students, Kirsten Acker, did her dissertation on guilt and forgiveness. We use the same basic experimental paradigm as you describe, i. Only we ask our participants to write about what they thing the fictional character would do in the given condition, simply because over the years I've found that people will write a lot when it's about what they think a fictional character will do, and much less when they are asked to write about what they themselves would do.
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We got great results, just what you would expect, from the study you've described above. This is fascinating. I have experienced a number of undermining behaviours in a committee I'm part of. Lately several people, whose involvement I wasn't sure about, have approached me with exceptionally, unusually, kind gestures. It hasn't felt genuine. As I've been wondering where they stood in all this, suspecting their involvement, I find this information valuable, though, obviously, it's not conclusive.
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What Does Guilt Do? The role of guilt in repairing relationships. Interesting Submitted by Rul82? We all have lapses in judgment. Moreover, compulsively striving for perfection is a wonderful set-up for failure and low self-regard if not self-contempt. But really , how morally responsible are you for complying with what someone else might ask of you? On the contrary, I regard generosity and service to others as a laudable, humanistic life stance. If so, it may be high time for you—empirically—to put to the test such negative assumptions about yourself.
And going forward, to work on overcoming any anxiety about altering them. Closely related to the above, this suggestion centers on feeling okay i. But despite how difficult i. And that they should provoke in you feelings of guilt. Or at least what, in your own value system, is understandable, and so deserving of forgiveness. Can the adult part of you somehow visualize the anxious child who initially received such self-detrimental messages as— right now —standing before you?
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I was married and almost murdered to a narcissist. After reading many of your articles it feels like my own journals. I had two children that witnessed the horrific event and the guilt of that, I cannot shake! Years of therapy, knowing it is not my fault but when you have to watch your children suffer for over a decade I am going to read all of your articles on both of these subjects. I agree with the above com mentor. Got read and helpful. Only wish my Psych was well versed in these topics.
I liked your pointers and will continue to read more of your works. Thank you and YES believe me, you are making a difference and its real. Thanks Again. Leon F. What makes your anxiety triumph over anger—and vice versa? Spanish Central: Translation of guilt. Nglish: Translation of guilt for Spanish Speakers. Britannica English: Translation of guilt for Arabic Speakers. What made you want to look up guilt? Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
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