Private But Open

I am a VERY private person. I rarely feel the need to open up and talk to others.
In my life I have learned to distrust people that offer help with my feeling through many a bad experiance.
These days, I am ok with that. I trust myself and more importantly understand myself enough to work through anythings.
But I AM learning to open to to people for. People that I do trust and know I can rely on. I have seen first-hand what opening up can do, and trust me, it does work.....
TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
26-30, M
10 Responses Aug 9, 2010

I am not relgious and doing believe, you are wasting your time saying this to me

I think your right there Auntie, cheers :D

I think that it is healthy to have a need for personal privacy. It shows some healthy boundaries. Too many people on here bare all and I don't think that is healthy at all. i think that it is just a smart thing to do to make people earn your trust. You don't need to share every part of yourself with everyone. Part of what make relationships special is that you only share certain parts of yourself with that person. Each relationship then becomes unique and extraordinary. You can appreciate them more that way. For instance, bloody marys have a whole new meaning for me because of you, sweet pea, lol! ;)

meenasuvari- I think some people are ok with being very private, and if you are comfortable with that then don't worry about it

It take time Mother Dear, and practice. I actually talk to VERY few people about who I really feel. Other then you and beth and a few select people, I very rarely talk about "that" sort of thing at all...... And if you are ok keeping some things to yourself, its not a problem at all

I have the same problem. I do not open up to people, except my parents.

But it's so difficult for me to open up to people. I have many on EP who say, "come talk to me and tell me all your troubles".... I just cant do it . I trust you and , of course, the Old Man, but allowing people to see all the scars on my soul or the things I fear is impossible for me. I see you do it and I watch others say they feel so much better for having done so.... I just can't . I guess I've spent too many years keeping it inside and now I don't know how to let it go :(

Totally Awani. "the only one we seem to trust, is the one that always let us down" (wohoo Maximo Park lyrics). We just need to find people we CAN trust

It's all about finding the right kind of people... We all end up dialing wrong numbers, don't we? :)

Thankyou Darling