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External Web Site[edit]

I had put down a link towards an external site it's my site but I think it would be a good addition. The reason I put it was because there is another listing there for another site, like it. If they were able to put it, t hen I have to ask, why I am not. That's something I would like to get added...

Socio-Cultural Causes[edit]

Since embarrassment is so socially centered, different cultures have different understandings of what should embarrass someone. Also, there needs to be more written about the phychology or rank and social standing as it relates to this subject.


Uh... is the etmology of this word really what I think it is? --Ihope127 13:14, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

External Web Sites[edit]

Bibliography of Embarrassment Research

Embarassment & Media, or Third Person Embarassment[edit]

So would it be appropriate to discuss the phenomenon of third person embarassment (TPE) here? By TPE, I mean where *adults* are unable to watch or enjoy embarassing moments in TV or film (such as in comedies), and resort to leaving the room or hiding their face, rather than laughing or just watching what's happening. A quick google was not very helpful, but surely people working on this sight must have heard of this, and must know of research on the subject. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:40, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


Contributors to this article may be interested to know that the article on Embarazada (the Spanish for "pregnant", a false friend cognate with "embarrassed") is currently up for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Embarazada. Flapdragon 11:40, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Converting and pruning lists in the article[edit]

The article currently has some overly lengthy lists of examples of various types of embarrassment. Generally speaking, though, it is considered better style to use prose instead of bullet point lists. The number of examples also seems fairly excessive for purposes of demonstrating the specific concepts of embarrassment being defined.

I'm going to be WP:BOLD and take the liberty to convert as much of this as I can to prose and trim out many of the examples to make the sections more concise and to make them sound less like a brainstorming session. Feel free to adjust anyting I change, of course. Dugwiki 22:51, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I converted the bullet lists under Causes into prose format, eliminating some of the examples and reordering them into related examples of various types of personal and professional embarrassment. I also removed some of the links to "actual examples" of embarrassment, in part because they didn't seem necessary for the article and also because some of the examples cited sounded like possible POV bias towards the incidents. Also some of the specifically cited examples were unreferenced and/or unverified articles.

Of course, I'm sure my wording in this section can still be improved, but hopefully the new format makes the article read a little more like an encyclopedia entry as opposed to just a random list of examples. Dugwiki 23:27, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

P.S. Appology accepted, Stwalkerster. :) I was worried when I saw everything I typed was instantly reverted. Glad it wasn't something I said. Dugwiki 23:29, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

is embarassment necessarily unpleasant?[edit]

I've removed the word "unpleasant" from the first paragraph. It seems not obvious that embarrassment is always unpleasant, and I can imagine situations where someone might be legitimately called embarrassed even though they revel somewhat in being awkward, and take what might be called a modicum of pleasure from the experience. I might very well be wrong, but if there is any doubt I should prefer to leave the word out. Omphaloscope talk 18:03, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Perhaps it would be good to include that "extreme embarrassment" over a small event, such as a faux pas, can indicate perfectionism in an individual. Of course, most people would feel embarrassment over a faux paus (such as asking an expecting woman when her baby is due, only to find that she looks pregnant but is not), but perfectionists would likely feel embarrassment for months, even years to come afterward.

Embarassment at Certain Levels[edit]

The article mentions that loss of dignity or honor is common with embarassment but maybe it should have a few different sections that could explain how some situations often have less embarassment attached to them when in one certain group, such as peers, versus another group, such as a boss or unfamiliar coworkers. Dsylve44 20:47, 18 September 2011 (UTC)


"Emderatology", really? There's no such word, it seems to be completely made up. It's impossible etymologically, is never mentioned in scientific literature and google only knows it due to this wikipedia page (along with exact copies that have propagated all over the place starting in 2009). This is a hoax that has to be removed. --Avatar(DS) (talk) 11:45, 14 February 2012 (UTC)


this image might be appropriate, as they appear embarrased (esp her), especially as they will definitely be embarrassed to see themselves in the article. ps this is not an image i took, i am presuming that it is permissible to use. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:33, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

This article doesn't even need an image. It's just here for the sake of it and adds nothing. I suggest removing it altogether. Richard75 (talk) 17:58, 29 April 2014 (UTC)


This is made up. There is no such commonly used terminology. Removing this vandalism (talk) 04:15, 4 February 2014 (UTC)