Guilt, of course, is feeling bad about one’s actions, but shame is feeling bad about oneself. Failure, embarrassment, weakness, overwhelming worthlessness, and feeling disgracefully “less than”— all permeating the marrow of the soul.
Boyle, Gregory (2010-02-14). Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (p. 46). Free Press. Kindle Edition.