Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman

is a psychologist who has been a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions
Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.More Paul Ekman quotes [08/20/2011 03:08:11]
Most liars can fool most people most of the time.More Paul Ekman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a person feels terrible, it usually should not be shown or acknowledged during a greeting exchange. Instead, the unhappy person is expected to conceal negative feelings, putting on a polite smile to accompany the “Just fine, thank you, and how are you?” reply to the “How are you today?” The true feelings will probably go undetected, not because the smile is such a good mask but because in polite exchanges people rarely care how the other person actually feels.More Paul Ekman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lying is a deliberate choice to mislead a target without giving any notification of the intent to do so. There are two major forms of lying: concealment, leaving out true information; and falsification, or presenting false information as if it were true.More Paul Ekman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A broken promise is not a lie.More Paul Ekman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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