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Are you a private person?

Asked by Jude (32112points) August 5th, 2010

I have to be really careful because of my J.O.B.. I wish that I didn’t have to. As far as my relationship goes, I discuss it with friends, but, hardly ever family.

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Cruiser's avatar

I didn’t used to be, but at my age the stakes are higher and I have learned to be very careful with whom and what information I exchange. I learned by some nearly “fatal” errors in judgment.

Facade's avatar

Not really

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I let most people in a little, but very few ever get complete access.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I think so. Depending on the situation and what we’re talking about though.

BoBo1946's avatar

wide open on somethings and very private on others!

OpryLeigh's avatar

I actually think that I need to start being a little more private. I’m sometimes a bit to open about my life and I need to reign that in a bit.

mowens's avatar

About certain things.

tinyfaery's avatar

In a way, yes. I very rarely open up to people, but the few people I am close to know almost everything about me. Of course, there are certain things I only share with my wife.

Zyx's avatar

I can’t remember the last time I was honest with someone. Don’t feel like explaining myself.

Austinlad's avatar

Much less so than when I was younger and blabbed anything to anybody. These days, other than a few close, old friends, I don’t know many people who care about my stuff.

bob_'s avatar

No, I’m publicly traded ~

Or, at least, I work for a publicly traded company.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’m trying to get over being extremely private. For me it wasn’t healthy.

wundayatta's avatar

I keep my business fairly private in real life. The whole point of being in virtual life is to talk about that which I cannot talk about in real life. Of course, I do have a couple of support groups where we’re committed to not sharing what we know outside the group. We’ll see how well that works.

stardust's avatar

Yes. It’s the select few that are privvy to what’s going on in my private life. I’ve learned the hard way.

DominicX's avatar

About certain things. When it comes to the fiction I write, I tend to keep it pretty private. I don’t even let my boyfriend look at it. Not until it’s been edited and polished. About most other things, I’m relatively open, but certain things, like health issues or relationship issues, I’d rather talk to someone I’m really close to rather than just put it out in the open.

J0E's avatar

There are some things I tell everyone, some things I tell people online but not irl, and some things I tell no one.

CMaz's avatar

I do luv my privacy.

Too many jackasses in this world.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Yes, can’t you tell?

zenele's avatar

Yep. So private I almost didn’t answer this question.

bob_'s avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir You almost fooled us for a second.

@zenele We’re just happy you’ve not quit—again.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yes, I share openly on Fluther about things which I keep very private to my face-to-face friends. I don’t think that will change.

I’m very open about being gay. It’s other things like my mental illness.

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m pretty much an open book, except with some information related to business.

Scooby's avatar

Mind your own business!! Just kidding!! yes I am….... ;-)

downtide's avatar

Depends on the information, and the person I’m sharing it with. I’m open with friends, much less so with people I don’t know I can trust.

KhiaKarma's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir :)

I am very open on the surface, but I let very few in to the core of me. In fact, that is probably just reserved for 3 people.

lapilofu's avatar

I don’t talk or confide much IRL, but I answer questions honestly. I’m private more because I suspect no one’s interested than because I’m hiding anything.

lapilofu's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Aw, :). You’ll still have to ask questions though. Fortunately that’s easy to do here.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@lapilofu I’ll have you know, my dear, that before you graced fluther with your challenge and intellect, I’ve asked many questions that you’d find interesting – so when you have a free minute, you can do me an honor and answer some of the ones I asked long ago – it would be a pleasure to read your answers.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Yes, but I grew up in a small town….so my business doesn’t stay private for long…thanks to my never ending chatty family.

jazmina88's avatar

I only open up to a few, but amazingly enough, I tell you jellies dang near everything.

I’m shyly private with my family. neighbors.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I’m a very private person. Mose people think they know everything about me, but the actually only know about .001. I don’t like saying anything about me. Too many people betraying my trust.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I meant most.

le_inferno's avatar

Not at all, I talk about my personal life all the time with people. It’s just something to talk about. I talk a lot. I must get it from my mom. But it’s strictly a girl-to-girl thing.

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