7 people you should never trust with your secrets
Research conducted by author Brene Brown confirms what many of us feel instinctively: That we should keep our vulnerability for those who have earned our trust. These people will listen and show up with genuine support rather than judge.
In this social media–driven world, it’s the norm to share every detail of our lives. We depend on external validation when, truly, the only person who needs to validate who you are and what you do is you. Your story is yours, and you need to be mindful of who you allow into your inner world.
According to Brown, shame is the most psychologically detrimental experience any of us can endure — and shame usually stems from being vulnerable in unsafe emotional environments.
Peruse the friend types below and consider whether any of your friends fit into these categories. Once you choose to stop sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings with people like this, your confidence will grow and your insecurity will decrease. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?
Your “friends” won’t always have the best intentions for you. This doesn’t mean they’re bad people. It just means they’re human. Every one of us has our own emotional dramas playing out.
Place your friends only as close to you as they deserve — not as close as you wish they could be. And take this moment to honor and appreciate the great friends that are always there for you, and you for them. READ MORE…