Humiliation is commonly thought of as an emotion, but is more likely a syndrome, a constellation of emotions and behaviors. This syndrome, not widely described but commonly experienced, follows a serious assault on a person’s dignity. Immediately following the humiliating event, the offended parties feel stunned. Within minutes or hours, they begin to ruminate on the event; they cannot get these thoughts out of their mind. One acquaintance told us, “It is as if the person who humiliated me is living rent free in my mind.” The offended parties become obsessed with the humiliating event, playing it over and over in their minds. They think about how they allowed it to happen, what they could have done differently, and whether and what kind of revenge to seek. Such ruminations can last for days, weeks, months, or years, and in some circumstances, a lifetime. These thoughts often interfere with work, other daily activities, and restful sleep. This preoccupation often leads to distraction from tasks at hand, poor judgment, and ill-considered behaviors. The humiliated person may misplace personal belongings, overlook appointments, and take wrong turns while driving the daily commute. Depression of varying degrees is common. Suicide and violent behaviors toward the offender are the most extreme outcomes. Outside of the medical realm, depression and suicide have resulted from the humiliation of unemployment, financial setbacks and bankruptcy, marital distress and betrayal, hazing in high school and college, and bullying in elementary, middle, and high school.