Difference between embarrassed and ashamed

EMBARRASSED

You feel uncomfortable because other people might think you are strange.

For example:

  • You discover you have spinach stuck in your teeth.
  • You call someone by the wrong name.
  • You are not dressed appropriately for a party.

ASHAMED

You did something bad or wrong (often morally wrong) and now you regret it / feel guilty about it.

For example:

  • You yelled at your kids for no reason.
  • You got drunk and behaved badly at a party.
  • You lied to your boyfriend/girlfriend.

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  • A time when you were embarrassed
  • A time when you were ashamed

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