abasement of pride

Humiliation is when someone is embarrassed by something, usually in public. It is usually when the person has no pride. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status have lowered.[1]

Public humiliation is a kind of punishment in some societies

Humiliation is currently an active research topic.[2][3]


  1. Burton, Neel. "The Psychology of Humiliation." Psychology Today. 27 August 2014. 10 October 2016.
  2. Lindner, Evelin, Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict. London, England: Praeger Security International, 2006.
  3. General Assembly, Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1886 (1886). William Eves, Moore (ed.). "The Presbyterian Digest of 1886: A Compend of the Acts, and Deliverances of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America". Presbyterianism. Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1886: 238.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)