The Psychology of Blame

Why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we need to move beyond this toxic behavior.

Comments (5)

(5) betty, February 20, 2016 11:35 PM

I agree, if you see something open or misplaced, just do it yourself and don't bother mentioning it. If of course this is done constantly it maybe perhaps the person doing it is mistaken about its right place. Just mention it casually . Blame usually means the person is trying to prove how ``PERFECT `` he or she is.

(4) Lisa, February 17, 2016 2:45 PM

Brene does another amazing video on empathy!!

Her empathy video is spot on!!

(3) Lisa, February 17, 2016 10:19 AM

Blame IS toxic!!

I live w someone who, if the fridge is left open , screams, " who left the fridge open?"
Why does it matter?!
Close the fridge & move on!!
But this person is made up of anger.
I never knew there was such a connection.
Thank you for this very animated, albeit powerful video.

(2) Dvirah, February 16, 2016 7:27 PM

Correcting is Not Blaming

When a mistake is made, one wants to correct the person who made it so it won't be made again. That is not the same as just blaming. But one does have to be careful that the corrections do not overflow into blames.
(The example in the video is different - the person blamed was not actually involved in the breakage.)

(1) Miriam, February 14, 2016 12:02 PM

Incredible Piece

Thank you Aish!

 

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