Blue Fragility

“Blue Fragility” is a state in which even a minimum amount of criticism becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation.

(Adapted from Robin DiAngelo’s definition of White Fragility in her book by that name).


  1. I previously indicated I would like to receive thus blog, but it never happens. I get it eventually because a friend forwards the blogs she receives. Please enter my name as a blog recipient. My email address is crabbte@gmail,com.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.