If The Person Gets Easily Embarrassed does that mean He or She has Low Self-este

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  1. suncat profile image61
    suncatposted 8 years ago

    If The Person Gets Easily Embarrassed does that mean He or She has Low Self-esteem?

  2. twobmad profile image71
    twobmadposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps it is related with low self-esteem. But for me, getting easily embarrassed has to do more with attitude.

  3. peterxdunn profile image61
    peterxdunnposted 8 years ago

    I would argue that a person that gets embarrassed easily is probably a person who is, perhaps, a bit too honest for their own good. They cannot hide their inner feelings. You could also describe such people as, 'Wearing their heart on their sleeve'.

    To an old cynic like me these people are a gift - it never takes me long to discover which buttons 'work': which to press, with these people to get a desired (expected) response. Don't get me wrong - I'm not talking about taking advantage here. I'm talking about situations - like in a pub with a group of friends - where you can make these people laugh out loud whether they want to or not (or, more tellingly, about something they'd rather not).

    My advice to such people would be to avoid gambling - they make atrocious poker players. Another thing that they should be aware of is that not everybody is as honest as they are - and that they should exercise care in any relationship: especially where money is involved.

  4. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 8 years ago


    Perhaps the person has to work with people who are rude crude and offensive and has to do with HIGH personal esteem.....

  5. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I don't think the two are necessarily related.  Some people who get easily embarrassed do so because they have a strong sense of dignity.  Others may be people who have plenty of self-esteem but aren't the kind of people who just, plain, don't worry about what anyone else thinks; or else they may be individuals who are very uncomfortable calling attention to themselves.  Some who get embarrassed easily may be people who try hard to do what is socially acceptable, what is right, and/or what is in keeping with the sense of self-respect and dignity that they do have.

    It takes a certain high level of confidence for someone to be able to "just not care" what anyone else thinks (and sometimes that high a degree of confidence is not particularly the healthiest or most appropriate thing).  In fact, an inappropriately high degree of confidence is said to be associated with some mental disorders.  Something else that helps a person not be embarrassed is not knowing what is socially acceptable behavior and therefore not knowing enough to be embarrassed.

    Of course "easily embarrassed" would need to be defined.  There's a difference between the person who is easily embarrassed when he falls on his face in public, and the person who is embarrassed just because he has to walk into a room.  As with everything else, there's a "what's perfectly healthy and normal scale" and people can fall anywhere on that scale.  Those who are easily embarrassed are often just on the "low end of the gets embarrassed scale".

  6. perfectperception profile image61
    perfectperceptionposted 8 years ago

    Just a little shy but not necessarily a self-esteem issue

  7. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 8 years ago

    actually i think in many cases it's the exact opposite. i believe some people are easily embarrassed because they believe in themselves and when something is done that bothers them, they are embarrassed because it goes against their ideas or beliefs.

  8. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 8 years ago


    I agree with perfectperception, I believe it totally has to do with being shy and bashful and having too much concern with what others think. Not being able to laugh at yourself with others I believe is something that needs to be developed in order to successfully mingle with others. After all, we are all just human.

  9. B. Matter profile image60
    B. Matterposted 8 years ago

    Certainly someone with low self esteem, may become easily embarrassed since they may feel they are always being judged.  In addition, those who suffer from too much pride or ego, because embarrassed if they feel situations are not going their way.

  10. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 8 years ago

    I used to wonder that too, i know of someone who was so outspoken, until it was time to make love, he was such a embrassassment... i too was embrasses for him...(smile

  11. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 8 years ago

    No.  It is just shyness.  Many shy people just haven't had the right social opportunities to know how to behave with other people and don't want to embarrass themselves.

    Ironically, people who have low self esteem may also be shy.  One of those two edged swords kinds of things.

    Nerdy kinds of people can be shy.  They're smart enough to know they don't fit in with the other fish in the pond but, again, they're not sure how to behave because the normal humans seem pretty juvenile from the smart persons point of view.

    Since the smart people don't know how to act stupid they are shy because they don't want to actually look stupid by not knowing how to behave "normally".

    Life isn't fair is it?

  12. Jarn profile image78
    Jarnposted 8 years ago

    A person who gets embarrassed easily is normally self-concious, which is different than low self-esteem. They may in fact think quite highly of themselves, but still be extremely aware of their faults, aware to such a degree that it influences how they perceive social interaction.


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