Guilt

By Renée Grinnell

Conflict and anxiety stemming from feelings of blameworthiness, either from doing something one believes is wrong, or refraining from doing something one believes one should have done.

Example: A man swerves to avoid killing a child in the road and cripples a bystander as a result; he blames himself despite having done his best to deal with the situation.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Oct 2008