When it Comes to Sharing Personal Things With Others

@KrauseHome (35035)
United States
October 27, 2008 1:55pm CST
are you one that waits until they get to know someone, or are you one that can talk about almost anything hoping that the person can relate with you, and will offer you some feedback and advice as well? Like when you are sitting around the Break Room at work do you share things about your life, and what is going on around the world, or do you share most things with only your closest friends making sure no one can tend to judge you as well? Personally, for me, it depends on the situation. Sometimes I feel it is worth sharing some things with others like my Diabetic health issues, and being on Insulin, etc. so people know what to watch for. Then there are other things I feel are left to only certain people as who wants to tell everything that ever happens in their life to just anyone there as well. For me, it is a matter of balance, and knowing when the time is right for sure. Anyone else got any thoughts on this? ~~TINA~~
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17 responses
• Canada
27 Oct 08
If i am going to share personal things with other people, they are going to be people that I have gotten to know first. If I share personal things with strangers, they might betray me, and not understand that the things that I shared with them are infact personal.
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@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
6 Nov 08
There are some Great points to making sure you know the person first before sharing some things for sure to make sure they do not turn on you for sure.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
27 Oct 08
i am selecting person whom i can share my life story.some of friends are pretending that they are good friends but in reality they are talking behind your back!
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@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I don't share things openly, i have to really know a person. I couldn't be in the break room telling someone about like my personal life or even some personal things with family. That kind of stuff I only tell my closest friend who is more like a sister to me, and even then I don't tell her everything.
4 Nov 08
Hi, Tina. I'm the one who doesn't share personal things with strangers until I get to know them. When I chat with strangers, we talk about some public topics, even when I talk with my friends but not close ones, we don't talk about something related to personal privacy. I only talk to my mom and boyfriend about almost everything.
• India
28 Oct 08
Usually i dont talk with stangers.I am not comfortable sharing my personal things with others until they become my close friends.I may be able to talk things that interest me with anybody but not personal matters.
@rainmark (4306)
28 Oct 08
wehn it comes to that, i only share those personal things to my granny and parents and to my husband and also to my sister and i avoid talking about it to other people, I hardly give a trust to them. Happy posting.
28 Oct 08
i can share anything with anyone, if the situation is right for it. However there are times when you feel alone, and insecure about having no secrets, but this works in your favor, as it means there are no surprises in the long run, and I'm not a fan of surprises :P
• India
28 Oct 08
i feel that you should know a person well enogugh to share your precious secrets of life.but sometimes even i do share thigs with others who are not that close but those thinks are not that much to do with my life.
• India
28 Oct 08
hello friend,i thought of sharing the personal things to some one if felt disturbed by somebody.
• Malaysia
28 Oct 08
It's good to share personal things with others where we can get some positive / negative feed-back. But there's a limit on what kind of personal issues we shared.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Well, I'm the type of person that I won't speak a lot for those people I don't know or strangers to me.. I'd rather keep my mouth shut for the entire day than talking to them.. But when I know them already and I can say that they are my friends then that's the time I will speak and speak until I get tired and when someone tell me to stop talking.. I'm the a kind of person who is talkative only to those who are my friends and people that I know I can trust and someone who knows to listen.. I don't feel like talking to those people who is stranger to me because I know that he/she will feel not good to listen with all the things I've said since we both are not close and not friends yet.. It really feels awkward talking to people who you don't know, right?? So, I just like to talk to those people who are my friends and I know that I can trust... It seems that I'm safe from talking..
• United States
28 Oct 08
Im the kind of person who waits to get to know people,because there is alot of people out there that dont consider your feeling when you share personal topics with them.There is alot of backstabbers out there. So i wait to get to know the person a little more and see is i could trust them.
@salonga (27993)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I choose the people I talk with on some issues. If the topic is too personal, I only talk about it to some trusted few. I am a very private person and I would not want my privacy be known by people I can't trust. I think there is no use talking about my personal problem to people who do not even care about me or who can't even help me solve my problem or who can't even pray for me. I will just create a way of making myself the object of gossip if I start talking so much of myself and my privacy. However, there are issues worth sharing to folks around...like health issues. I love talking and sharing what I know about how to keep healthy. I love to talk about healthy living and I want to talk about this to as many people as I can for as long as they would care to listen to me. I also love to talk about Jesus and his saving grace to people around whoever they are for as long as they will care to hear the good news.
• Indonesia
28 Oct 08
hi KrauseHome =) hmm..im not really sure about how i used to be, but i think im not that open to every1 bout my private life, just to the closest ones, my bestmates my man and my sisters/family. rest than that, i will always be good and open minded with the others n share with them my experiences or advices when they need it or asked it from me. but there's nothing wrong with sharing wat u want/need with others, as long as its necessary n ppl can hear u well (smile) Shalli
@liquorcs (194)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 08
I am not the one who easily talks with people. And I also not prefer to share anything personal except with my closests one. People nowadays can't keep things to themselves and they usually tell other people also what you have told them. So to be on the safe site, don't talk too much about your personal life unless it can be an example or advice to others. ;)
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
27 Oct 08
You have to be careful what you divulge here as it is seen by the rest of the world. But at the same time it is worth it exploring seveal issueas even related to health because you can learn from other's experiences. I think different people reason out things differently. Some like to tell everything what happens in their lives while others keep back. © ronaldinu 2008
@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I tend to not share, or share too much, never seems to be an in between. Sharing too much comes back to bite me, so then I swing back to not sharing at all. I think it is safest for me that way. I agree about the diabetic medical concern, though.