The best way to describe it like this. When you start learning as a child your parents teach you "their" views on right or wrong. That data stays in your "conscious". Then when you want something or want to do something that conflicts with what you were taught there is tension between what your "unconscious" wants and what your "conscious" is saying you can have ba<x>sed on the data implanted by the parents. It's the ego's job then to get the "unconscious" needs met at the same time satifying the "conscious". A lot of people don't feel guilt because they didn't have parents who taught them right from wrong and that explains why kids these days are different than the past generations because a good majority of them don't care what they do or who they hurt.
Feeling deep.remorse and responsibility about and event, or situation. Those who.are incapable are.labeled as a Sociopath.
What is guilt? (Courtesy of Wikipedia) ... "Guilt" is the obligation of a person who has violated a moral standard.<br />
It is a negative and protective emotion to keep personal behaviors in check.<br />
Why do some people lack this feeling? (Courtesy of Wikipedia) ... Psychopaths lack any true sense of guilt or remorse for harm they may have caused to others. Instead, they rationalize their behavior, blame someone else, or deny it outright. This is seen by psychologists as part of a lack of moral reasoning (in comparison with the majority of humans), an inability to evaluate situations in a moral fr<x>amework, and an inability to develop emotional bonds with other people.<br />
If you are writing this because you are a victim of a sociopath, please read as much as you can about this disorder. There is a TON of information online. Don't be a victim. Don't just walk away from a sociopath ... RUN!
Everyone has a 'code of conduct' or set of moral/ethical 'rules' that they live by. Some people define these more specifically than others, and strive to follow them more closely. Everyone's different. So, when these people who (in their own mind) have more defined morals, 'break' this set of values, they feel more guilty than those who have not defined their values as specifically. <br />
I would also say that Catholicism causes the feeling of guilt. (And yes, I am a Catholic, lol!)
For a normal person: Your conscious causes feelings of guilt. Your inner knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. When you do something wrong, you feel guilty about it.<br />
But there are many people who go through life never feeling guilty. If they do anything wrong, they will scramble to blame someone else. I assume it's a defense mechanism. There are also plenty of sociopaths. A sociopath's brain doesn't register feeling bad/guilty about wrongdoing. It's a part of their brain chemistry.
No Guilt = psychopaths.<br />
People feel guilt sometimes when it isn't their fault (ptsd). <br />
People feel guilt when they have done wrong and they feel sorry about it. (normal people).
I must be the normal one because I only feel guilt when I do something wrong and and it's usually because of inaction, not action.
Conscience causes guilt, some people have a different conception of what is wrong and what is right so they don't think what they did was wrong, hence the absence of guilt.
Conscience is the cause of guilt. Some people don`t feel it in situations because they may have different morals. Some people just do not have the capacity mentally.