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I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

Making the Journey From “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”

By Brené Brown
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I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey From “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brené Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) (2008) is a guide to the visceral and thoroughly human emotion of shame. These blinks explain this complex feeling, discuss how it arises and describe ways in which empathy and connecting with one another can help humans heal.

  • People who feel shame and want to know how to deal with it
  • People who get angry for no reason and end up blaming others
  • People who want to develop their empathy skills

Brené Brown is a social worker and scientist who has interviewed hundreds of people about the emotion of shame. A popular speaker, she has given various TED Talks and is the author of several other titles, including Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

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