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An offense , also mortification , is the hurt of another person in his honor , his values , his feelings , especially his self-respect .

In his grammatical-critical dictionary of the High German dialect, Johann Christoph Adelung describes the insult as " annoyance combined with sadness." As a scientifically used term in psychology , it describes a wounding of mental and psychological integrity , Sigmund Freud saw the narcissistic insult as a self-esteem insult a rejection . What hurts makes you sick.

An example of an offense can be the failure to reply to a greeting , whether intentionally or not. Compare Friedrich Schiller's early poem An Minna (1782): “My Minna is passing by? | My Minna doesn't know me? ”Followed by a multifaceted emotional development.

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Wiktionary: hurt  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Duden: Keyword mortification .
  3. ^ Friedrich Schiller : To Minna . Wikisource
  4. Offenses and the desire for revenge
  5. Everyone has their abysses within themselves . Zeit Online - Wissen , No. 1/2017, December 13, 2016