Shame is my most difficult emotion

Shame is the emotion which I find the most difficult, the emotion which is most likely for me to trigger off the DSM criteria such as 'frantic efforts to avoid abandonment' and 'affective instability'. Carl Jung wrote that 'Shame is a soul eating emotion'. This is my experience of shame. When I feel ashamed of myself, I feel as though I am being sucked into an unbearable vortex. I feel so emabarrassed of myself and I start to wonder whether I am a 'good person'. This questioning is most probably part of the 'unstable self-image' DSM criteria. In fact, shame can very quickly cause me to feel like I am a 'bad person'. I suppose this is also 'splitting'- seeing myself as either 'completely good

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