Regret FAQs:

Q: Is regret a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is regret often a feeling of sadness?

A: Yes, and shame, embarrassment, depression, annoyance, or guilt, after one acts in a manner and later wishes not to have done so.

Q: Is regret distinct from guilt?

A: Yes, and which is a deeply emotional form of regret — one which may be difficult to comprehend in an objective or conceptual way.

Q: Was regret an accurate predictor of who switched providers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is regret experienced?

A: Yes, and the likelihood of initiating change is increased.

Q: Is regret subordinate to guilt in terms of its emotional intensity?

A: Yes.