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Blaming, blamers and not taking responsibility

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“Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain. It has an inverse relationship with accountability. Accountability, by definition is a vulnerable process. “

Brene Brown gave another great talk, this time on blame and blaming. She confesses she is a blamer herself and that this is not something that makes her life more happy. She says that blaming other people prevents us from taking responsibility for our actions and hurts relationships.

“Blaming is very corrosive in relationships. It’s one of the reasons we miss our opportunity for empathy.”

Well, it’s not something new, but I believe you will enjoy this short talk and animation. And, the next time you put the blame on somebody else maybe you can ponder it for a while.

Enjoy!

 

Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has been studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame for the last 10 years. She wrote “The gifts of imperfection” and “Daring greatly”

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