Hidden Emotions

We conclude this series on loneliness, guilt, humiliation and jealousy with a story that combines all four.  We also revisit an earlier interview with Dr. Aaron Lazare about shame and humiliation and how these self-conscious emotions intersect with the feelings we hide.

Sudden Humiliation

This week we talk about the fourth and final emotion in our hidden feelings series…humiliation. That moment when you feel like dirt in someone else’s eyes, which is often so hard to bear that we bury it without ever really putting it to rest. This week we have two stories from people who felt suddenly exposed and humiliated, and we’ll talk about where things went from there.

Working with Jealousy

This week our series on hidden feelings continues with jealousy. We’ll hear two stories from people who have experienced jealousy in their professional lives, from the kind of jealousy that makes you feel inferior, to the kind that makes you want to disappear. We explore where it comes from and how to change our relationship to it.

Guilt When You Hurt Someone

This week we take a final look at guilt, this time with two stories about common types of guilt that nobody wants to admit to.  One story is from childhood, the other from adulthood, and in both the teller hurt someone close to them, and has struggled to repair the damage to that person and to themselves.