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Hi, I need help with essay on REACTION #8. Paper must be at least 250 words. Please, no plagiarized work!The essence of this emotion is feeling of being exposed to potential unfavorable evaluation of
Hi, I need help with essay on REACTION #8. Paper must be at least 250 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
The essence of this emotion is feeling of being exposed to potential unfavorable evaluation of one’s behavior, thoughts or errors by people (Lewis, 2010). A person is likely to feel embarrassed, when he/she perceives his/her actions or behavior as something putting the social identity on the spot. Therefore, it is important to remember that feeling of embarrassment might depend of the environment. Feeling of embarrassment is affected by social context, so we are unlikely to feel embarrassed in company of our family members, close friends or partners, but we are likely to feel embarrassed when being in a company of strangers or people with higher social status. Also, if the situation that is a potential trigger of embarrassment occurs in presence of people who recognize an individual, embarrassment might be strengthened, as an individual will fear that those people would think negatively about him/her. I would agree with this theory, as presence of people who recognize my yet are not my immediate surrounding (friends, family) might increase feeling of embarrassment. At the same time, some social contexts can make one feel embarrassed even in company of close people like family members. For instance, I would feel embarrassed if I would go to a movie theatre with my parents and unexpectedly see a downright scene involving nudity.
However, presence of other people – no matter whether they are strangers or acquaintances – controls and affects our behavior and self-conscious emotions. The experimental study of Costa et al. (2001) indicates that self-reported embarrassment and external expressions of this emotion are greater, when a person is surrounded by other people. Moreover, one is very likely to feel more embarrassed, as others might react in some way to his/her unacceptable actions, thoughts or facts revealed about him/her: people