It is good to be candid and open with others. However, too much openness can sometimes create problems for you.
Some people may hurt you, or at least, achieve their own selfish goals with the information they have about you. Therefore, it is in your best interest not to disclose too much information about yourselves to others.
Here are some things that we suggest you keep for yourself and under no circumstances share them with the rest of the world:
1. Your Family Problems
Keep the family problems in the family. Do not break the trust of your family members by revealing their problems to others.
It is rude and unwise to disclose stories of conflicts within your family to others. It degrades you as a person and humiliates your family. Often, such stories are passed on until the real story has completely changed. Unscrupulous people can create problems for your family by misusing such sensitive information.
2. Your Past Resentments
No matter how profoundly some negative stories hurt you in the past, it is in your interest to let go of those feelings, and not talk about them in public. People who listen to your negativity will find it exhausting just like you feel bad while recounting them. Instead, focus on the present moment, as it will bring positivity in your talks with other people.
3. Your Income
You should not reveal your financial situation to others as people start viewing you differently without being able to help it. So, keep such information as a secret, and save yourself from any unwanted situations.
The fact is that we live in a money-oriented world where people often judge each other based on financial worth. Unfortunately, other qualities such as education, skill, spirituality, and simplistic living are not valued much. Even impartial people are prone to judging without even thinking about it.
We all want to succeed, but in this world, the shallowest form of success is money. You should prefer to have friends who value you for what you are and do not judge you based on how much money you have.
4. Your Material Things
Do not brag about your new purchases, vacations, or exclusive jewelry to others. People might think that you are arrogant and infatuated with the monetary value of things. You should try to be modest, as people will love it.
5. Your Views
You should not force others to accept your views on sensitive topics such as politics, sports, religion, meditation, or spirituality. People may resent your forcefulness and instead of getting convinced, they may start hating you.
6. Your Charitable Deeds
What is the use of doing good deeds and then bragging about it with everyone? People will not like you if you go on boasting your charitable deeds as they may think that you are just craving for their attention and public appreciation. If you feel emotionally content after a charitable deed, that should be enough.
7. Your Future Goals
According to Psychology, if you share your long-term goals with others, there is a good chance that you cannot achieve them. When you confess your ambitions to others, you feel as if you have already succeeded in achieving them, and you work less thereafter.
Sharing information with others is not a bad thing, but it is in your interest if you do not share the just mentioned 7 things with anyone.