Whether we’re aware of it or not we all feel shame about some aspect of ourselves. Shame is an emotion that makes us want to hide/run away/cover up. This affects our interactions with others. Some of us feel painstakingly shy, others compensate by being the life of the party. There’s a reason why alcohol is so popular at social events.
We’ve all come across a child clinging to their mother’s arm for dear life. Crying in desperate hope that mummy won’t leave them at the party, begging her to take her back to the car instead.