Gremlins: Our inner voice, our “shame tapes.” Our biggest critic is ourselves. Guilt—I made a mistake, I’m sorry. Shame—I AM a mistake. Only sociopaths don’t have shame! We’re wired to be connected, and shame is fear of losing that connection. We often lose our courage to do the right thing to preserve social acceptance. Shame categories include: Body image, money, work, parenting, health, sex, aging and religion. Mental pain, physical pain, and social rejection feel the same
to the brain, based on neuroscience.