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Embarrassment: Quiz


Question 1: Embarrassment is an ________ state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others.
PsychologyEvolutionary psychologyPositive psychologyEmotion

Question 2: Some causes of embarrassment stem from personal actions, such as being caught in a lie or in making a mistake, losing badly in a competition, or being caught performing bodily functions such as ________.

Question 3: Usually some amount of loss of ________ or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation.

Question 4: It is similar to ________, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself.

Question 5: In many cultures, being seen nude or inappropriately dressed is a particularly stressful form of embarrassment (see ________).
Indecent exposureNudityChristian naturismModesty

Question 6: ________ celebrants, newlyweds), or even witnessing someone else's embarrassment.

Question 7: Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than ________ wrong.
Moral relativismVirtueMoralityConscience

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