Do you keep certain parts of yourself secret?

Mwar Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of you have things like this?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes I do and I sometimes hide my...
62
No I do not. I'm an open book
8
Religious views
26
Political views
22
Sexual Orientation
20
Occupation
9
Past
32
Preferred Hobbies/Pastimes
24
Dislike of cute animals
4
Dislike of children
13
Other
20
Total votes: 240 (73 voters)
Poll is closed
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js250 js250
Wow!! I realize that I keep a lot to myself, however after this brief poll I am more of a closed book then I previously thought. Thank goodness there were not more options.....
04/17/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
Great question! I try to live by the moto, "What you think of me is none of my business." As such, I'm pretty open about everything.
04/17/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I am pretty open too but I do have some secrets. Not many but some of my past I feel should just remain in the past, even though it still affects me. It's no one else's business.
04/17/2012
Raigne Raigne
Some things I freely volunteer to people, and some things I will wait until someone asks about to disclose, but there's nothing about myself that I see a reason to keep private.
04/17/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I agree that I keep some things that are secret but once I know a person better I am willing to say more.
04/17/2012
lisasharrer lisasharrer
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
yes i do
04/17/2012
ghalik ghalik
I don't know about "secret" but I am definitely not a very open person. I don't share too many personal details unless people ask (and they have reason to).
04/17/2012
Kissy Kissy
Only my closest know me the closest
04/17/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
A lot of people at work did not realize i have tattoos on my back till I went to a party for a friend and my shirt was an off the shoulder one and it kept slipping and my back showed.
04/17/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
How much I share about myself is directly proportional to how well I know them. So yes to some all of those things are private - to others I'm an open book.
04/17/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
How much I share about myself is directly proportional to how well I know them. So yes to some all of those things are private - to others I'm an open book.
Great answer. I answered that I sometimes hide things, but I am an open book to a select few.
04/17/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I keep my beliefs from some of my family too. I have some hardcore religious people in my family.
04/17/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yes, I think most people have some things they keep completely private.
04/17/2012
hatman hatman
Well, only five people know I'm transgender...so yes
There's also other things, but they're random, miscellaneous


but I mean, everyone has secrets and I don't see why you would want people to know /everything/ about you
04/17/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I hate kids with a passion and hate that my friends constantly talk about theirs. Drives me up the wall, but I can't say anything because everyone I know has a kid and would probably take offense to it.
04/17/2012
Entropy Entropy
I hide all things sexual from my family, coworkers, and all but the closest of friends.
04/17/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Yes I hide stuff. You kind of have to in this day and age
04/17/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
im pretty open. i dont purposely hide anything
04/17/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
Other- I hide everything about myself from my family, but I'm an open book to everyone else. Eventually, something's gonna give.
04/17/2012
Various Various
I hide a lot of things, but not from my husband. He has been in my life for so long and I just don't feel the need to hide things from him.
04/17/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I'm usually very open but my dad doesn't know that I'm bi or that I pole dance.
04/17/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
I sorta snickered at the option of "dislike of small children". Recently at work we got new employees, I was introduced to one as "This is Betsy, she hates kids." I'm guessing it was because they were just talking about kids before I walked in, and it's well known that I don't like them. Even as a kid I didn't like being around other kids, as an adult I hate how some women act as if reproduction is the only reason for a women to exist. As soon as someone finds out I don't want kids, they always want to grill me on why and play the hypothetical game of: "Well what if you got pregnant?"

This leads to my next secret among many, I am prochoice and all about women being on birth control if they are not planning a family. Unfortunately this seems to offend many people, so I'm not very vocal about it. But any time a girl at work says "I think I may be pregnant" when they weren't planning, I just think 'Why not take a far cheaper precaution that the costly outcome?'

I'm also Jewish in the south, so I don't discuss this much since I no longer feel like answering stupid questions. We now have the internet, where you can ask stupid questions without any shame or annoyance to others. Want to know what's with those funny hats Jewish men wear? Google it! Why can't Jewish people eat pork? Google it! Any of these questions and more can be answered by someone else, because when I'm asked it's always because you are inevitably trying to steer me towards explaining why I don't believe in Jesus as if that was the only option in life and I'm crazy.
04/17/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
Im a pretty open person as well. I figure that they can respect me as who I am and what I am about or they don't have to be part of my life. There are plenty of folks that disagree with some aspects of who I am, like me being on EF or the fact that I used to be/might be getting back into being a cam model. Folks know, I just know that certain folks I won't be talking to about some things. Just as they respect me by not discussing or expressing their opinions about what they think of my lifestyle
04/17/2012
joja joja
Yes. I keep certain aspects of my social/political views secret because they tend to start arguments that I don't care to have. I don't hide them from everyone, though, only those I know will react negatively.
04/17/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
yep i have plenty of those i have to be careful with everything i say around my family, especially my sexual habits (BDSM type of thing) and my political views (which could be considered un-democratic)

i think the only person who really knows what i think is my boyfriend lol
04/17/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
Quote:
Originally posted by DustBunny
I sorta snickered at the option of "dislike of small children". Recently at work we got new employees, I was introduced to one as "This is Betsy, she hates kids." I'm guessing it was because they were just talking about kids ... More
wow, im sorry you have to live with that level of ignorance on a daily basis. do you live in a small town or something? maybe you should consider moving to a big city where people are more diverse.
04/17/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
I hide quite a few things. I'm a Criminal Justice major, so there is a fine line on acceptance of behavior.
04/17/2012
chantal coopette chantal coopette
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I view myself as a very open person, however there are certain parts of myself I keep from others. For example, I hide my religious beliefs from my mother because iI know it will upset her and cause disruption in part of my family.

Do any of ... More
im pretty open
04/17/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
Depending on the person and the situation, I will my hide my sexual orientation and my occupation (I work as a cam model). Also, I only reveal certain parts of my past to special people whom I trust.
04/17/2012
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