Women are more likely to feel guilt than men, according to a survey done in the UK.
Women can feel guilty up to four times a day and are ultimately bad at apologizing. To prevent these feelings women can “Make a mental checklist of the things that you are doing right” says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
As an article in Healthy Living writes:
“Well, if you’re a woman, it’s sort of a no-brainer. Studies show that for women, feeling guilty is a major pastime. There’s the 2010 survey of more than 1,300 women in the UK, in which 96% of them admitted to feeling guilt daily – and nearly half reported that they feel guilty about something up to four times per day. And then, there’s the 2010 research from Spain’s University of Basque County, which showed that Western women experienced guilt at a “significantly higher” rate than men.”
- Studies Show You’re Likely Feeling This Right Now (Erika Stalder, Refinery29/Yahoo Shine: September 19, 2013)