Toxic shame is a feeling that you’re worthless. It happens when other people treat you poorly and you turn that treatment into a belief about yourself. You’re most vulnerable to this type of poor treatment during childhood or as a teen. When you feel toxic shame, you see yourself as useless or, at best, not as good as others.
We take a look at how shame can become toxic, just what a danger it poses to you and how you can recover from such trauma.
The latest FYI/ASK resource guide entitled “Toxic Shame” can be downloaded for free below, or from the FYI/ASK Initiative page.