Four Quadrants
Body Mind Spirit Emotion


Blame is finding fault or holding someone or something in error.

Self-depreciating thoughts, not believing in one's abilities, low self-esteem, poor concentration, loss of appetite, self-neglect, suicidal thoughts, deterioration in studies, possible depression, poor personal hygiene, reduced energy and motivation, social withdrawal

A person engaging in self-blame may begin to neglect to care for him/herself, such as ceasing to eat properly, exercise, and get the needed amount of sleep.

A person may develop negative thoughts about him/herself, rather than focusing on his/ her positive qualities and thinking the best of him/herself.  These self-deprecating thoughts may result in having poor self-esteem. 

A person may stop believing in his/ her abilities which may cause a person to question his/her self-identity, strengths, beliefs, and/ or overall spirituality.

Emotionally, a person engaging in self-blame may stop feeling or expressing positive emotions, such as gratitude.

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