There are some who share every tiny detail of their lives with others. Little do they know that all this information could end up ruining their lives. Therefore, it’s important to know what you should share and what you should keep secret.
Here are 8 personal things you should keep to yourself.
1. Problems with family
Family problems must stay private because you shouldn’t invite people into your personal life, which is rather intimate. If you have an issue with a family member, speak to them directly and solve the issue.
2. Your goals
Goals are what motivate people to move forward in life. When you keep your goals to yourself, people will be surprised when you achieve them. Also, if you fail, no one will ever know.
3. Who you like and dislike
We don’t like everyone we meet in life. But it is a terrible idea to go around badmouthing people you hate. This will create many enemies who will make your life harder. After all, gossiping is a horrible thing to do.
4. Financial status and salary
Humans are very judgmental creatures, especially when it comes to financial status and salary. People will criticize you for earning too much money, and they will also criticize you for earning too little.
Jealousy is common among all people. Jealousy can lead people to use your biggest fears against you. It is alright to open up about your fears to your innermost circle, but you shouldn’t tell anyone else about them. People might try to exploit your weaknesses if they know what your fears are.
6. Concerns in your relationship
It’s perfectly normal to tell your best friends or family about your relationship issues. Yet this is a terrible idea because they will form a bad opinion about your partner. Once you both solve the issue and are happy again, it won’t matter because the person we complained to will perceive your partner as a bad choice.
7. Medical history
Medical records are personal and strictly confidential. Except for in some instances, people don’t need to know your medical history. It’s much better to keep your mouth shut about it.
8. Good deeds
Although it is nice for you to do good deeds, yet if you tell people about them, they might think that you are just bragging. This will reflect poorly on your image. So it is better to do good deeds and be discreet about it. That’s how a real hero should be.
Have you found yourself in a vulnerable position where you shared too much only to wish you could retract it afterward? Have you ever felt uncomfortable by someone over-sharing their private matters?
By keeping matters private will create a sense of trust and mystery. When you blurt out your personal problems, it can make others feel awkward in your presence. Some people won’t even know how to reply or react to the information that you may reveal.
Many people’s lives revolve around sharing and continuously updating their lives on social media platforms. Yet, the truth is, if the couple were happy, they wouldn’t care about sharing and updating all the time; they would be focused on each other.
When you out with your partner and go straight onto social media and do an update. Ask yourself why did you sharing it? Is it to prove a point or brag? Let’s be honest, if you were having such a great time, what are you doing on social media?