Guilt Proneness and Moral Character

  title={Guilt Proneness and Moral Character},
  author={Taya R. Cohen and Abigail Panter and Nazli Turan},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={355 - 359}
Guilt proneness is a personality trait indicative of a predisposition to experience negative feelings about personal wrongdoing, even when the wrongdoing is private. It is characterized by the anticipation of feeling bad about committing transgressions rather than by guilty feelings in a particular moment or generalized guilty feelings that occur without an eliciting event. Our research has revealed that guilt proneness is an important character trait because knowing a person’s level of guilt… 

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