Feeling of Humiliation

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An Feeling of Humiliation is an inwardly directed emotion of a loss of social status.



  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/humiliation Retrieved:2015-7-12.
    • Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decreased. It can be brought about through intimidation, physical or mental mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act. Whereas humility can be sought alone as a means to de-emphasise the ego, humiliation must involve other person(s), though not necessarily directly or willingly. Acting to humiliate oneself may be linked to a personal belief (as with mortification of the flesh, with some religions), or it can be part of erotic humiliation where the belittling activity provides emotional and/or sexual arousal or heightened sensation.

      Humiliation is currently an active research topic, and is now seen as an important – and complex – core dynamic in human relationships, having implications at intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional and international levels.[1]

  1. Lindner, Evelin, Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict. London, England: Praeger Security International, 2006.


  • Wamala, Sarah, Juan Merlo, Gunnel Boström, and Christer Hogstedt. “Perceived discrimination, socioeconomic disadvantage and refraining from seeking medical treatment in Sweden.” In: Journal of epidemiology and community health 61, no. 5 (2007): 409-415.
    • QUOTE: … months. Perceived discrimination was based on whether respondents reported that they had been treated in a way that made them feel humiliated (due to ethnicity/race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability). …