Saturday, January 2, 2010
Embarrassed? Been looking for images on google and not really impressed with what I found. Can anyone help me with an image of epic embarrassment? Or will our stories and a few words be worth a thousand pictures ?
From medical and psychological papers and wiki, the 411 on Embarrassment.
"Embarrassment is an unpleasant and disruptive experience, its study being of both theoretical and practical importance. This may not only highlight some of the important preconditions for normal social interaction, but may also suggest methods of coping with or resolving embarrassment. Embarrassment has proved difficult to define and its causes difficult to delineate, and the term is often used synonymously with shame. This paper presents a definition of embarrassment, delineates the causes and reviews the research on the topic. A model of embarrassment is presented, based in part on recent research on nonverbal aspects of embarrassment, partly on Goffman’s theorizing and partly on attribution theory, which integrates much of the research on embarrassment."
"For a person to flush is to become markedly red in the face and often other areas of the skin, from various physiological conditions. Flushing is generally distinguished, despite a close physiological relation between them, from blushing, which is milder, generally restricted to the face, cheeks or ears, and generally assumed to reflect embarrassment. Flushing is also a cardinal symptom of carcinoid syndrome – the syndrome that results from hormones (often serotonin or histamine) being secreted into systemic circulation."
JAN 11th "so embarrassing" = let the earth open and swallow me up! Hey, you lived through it, you CAN tell it.Co-hosted by Andrea Lovett and Torena Webb The idea of the slam is to build a new audience for story by reminding people of how many stories they have and they hear in their daily lives AND showing them how much they enjoy story in live performance.
Posted by Connecting Stories at 8:14 AM