The Importance of Shame

Where Writers get it Right and Pop Psychologists Get it Wrong

Rivka Wolf
Feb 20 · 4 min read

Brene Brown is one of my favorite public figures. When she speaks or writes about leadership, about women’s empowerment, about reclaiming one’s own life and voice, I find her to be an incredible and inspiring presence.
So it is painful for me to have to disagree with her on one vital point. When she describes shame as…