Today’s test measures the degree of self-blame. In this context, self-blame is an undeserved blame where you feel that you should have done something differently in the past or that something is inherently wrong with you. These two types of self-blame are referred to as characterological and behavioral, respectively. Although both types can be quite painful, characterological type is associated with a higher degree of depression, anxiety and underachievement.
This pain of self-reproach can be so acutely painful and paralyzing that some even referred to it as a form of emotional abuse. Self-blame and self-hatred may be another manifestation of abandonment issues and, in its severe form, requires therapy.
Let’s begin the test. Check all that applies.
My flaws exceed my strengths.
Sometimes I hate myself.
If I were to criticize someone, it would be me.
Frankly, I annoy myself.
I don’t think I deserve empathy.
Sometimes I realize I deserve disdain.
To be honest, I can be quite unpleasant and difficult at times.
There are times when I am disgusted with myself.
I am a coward.
Most of my thoughts revolve around self-blame.
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