We’re conflicted about the “guilty pleasure.” If one takes pleasure in something, one should not ever have to feel guilty about it. Maybe you like Honey Boo Boo, and that’s just your taste. Embrace it and don’t let embarrassment or shame color your enjoyment of the experience. If your friends make fun of you for it, get better friends.
But that’s difficult to make happen in real life, and sometimes a person winds up loving something that does not fit their self-concept. This can make a person deeply insecure about who they are as a human being, so we are here to help.
Here is what your guilty pleasure says about you: