Tell everyone that Happy Hour at Bacchus is one of the best deals in Waikiki. Our bartenders are serving up $4 well cocktails from noon until 8PM. AND on Fridays, all flavors Absolut vodka are on special for just $6. DJ Matt will serve up Divas tonight at 10PM.
The average person is keeping 13 secrets right now. Five of them are secrets they’ve never told another living soul.
This is according to a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The most common secrets that people shared with no one else were: extra-relational thoughts (thinking something romantic or sexual about someone other than your partner), romantic desire, sexual behavior, and lies.
The researchers found that when people were thinking about their secrets, they actually acted as if they were burdened by physical weight. It seems to have this powerful effect even when they’re not hiding a secret in the moment.
Being told a secret can be both a delight and a burden.
You should be honored that someone trusts you enough to tell you a secret, but be aware that if you betray that trust, you could thoroughly damage your relationship with the person who told you.
The All American Rejects sang about Dirty Little Secrets where the trivial lyrics state, ”Don't tell anyone, or you'll be just another regret.”
Perhaps, you’re keeping your own secret. This can be just as difficult as keeping someone else’s secret. Cultivating the willpower to remain quiet will ensure that the secret is kept and will maintain your reputation as a trustworthy person.