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I Feel Guilt About Inappropriate Things
No.: Separating human beings from other animals is our ability to talk, laugh, cry and pass on knowledge to generations after us.Most people learn from an early age the difference between right and wrong through the example and care of their parents, school and sometimes religious teachings. If a person had an abusive, childhood he/she may have a harder time as an adult feeling remorse at wrong doing. ...Read more
to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more
Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?
Counseling.: I'm sorry you're having these feelings. If it's just associated with a specific area of your life (parenting a child), and not affecting your sleep, appetite or having feelings of guilt or sadness in other areas of your life, then this is something best be explored by a counselor or therapist, and not a doctor at this point. Your doctor may have good recommendations of counselors though. ...Read more
You must have: Experienced some painful experiences growing up. Even though you are now grown reminders of childhood make, you regress to feeling like a child caught doing something wrong, even if you have done nothing warranting the guilt. Consider speaking with a therapist to get beyond this. ...Read more
Unrealistic goals: Perhaps part of your problem is that you set unrealistic goals for yourself and then feel disappointed in yourself (and guilty) when you can't meet your self-imposed deadlines. Alternatively, if procrastination is a problem, then breaking down tasks into more bite-size (and do-able) pieces might help a lot. Remember: forgive yourself again and again and again. Admittedly, it's hard to do! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have no empathy or remorse and can do awful things and not care, does it mean I am a sociopath. I'm curious but don't want help, as i love myself just the way i am.
Empathy: Difficult to assess if you are a sociopath or not simply from your description and i also don't know if in fact you have no empathy at all. If you truly have no remorse for hurting others this is a serious interpersonal difficulty which will prevent you from sustaining intimacy with anyone who has an ability to care. Seek therapy with a mental health professional to learn more about empathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guilt: It is important to uncover the origin of your guilt and also obtain help understanding whether or not your behavior actually merits feelings of guilt. Repetitive feelings of guilt are often caused by being raised in an environment where people held you responsible for situations that may have been out of your control. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fritz Perls used: to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you conform to other's expectations. ...Read more
Overwhelming guilt?: This is one that you would have to answer yourself, after some reflection. The rest of us here may have theories based on our own projections, but you're the one living your life. To learn together about you, i'd invite you to talk about your feelings until you get to the heart of things. You really can, you know, if someone is truly listening and hearing you. A therapist could be that for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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