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The Biggest Secret

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Question: How many types of secret do you keep?

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6-10

11-15

lots and lots


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In a study just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Michael Slepian of Columbia University, in New York, attempts to correct that omission. He and his colleagues presented a set of volunteers with a list of 38 sorts of things surveys suggest people commonly keep secret about themselves. Examples included infidelity, theft, poor performance at work, sexual orientation, having undergone an abortion and drug taking. 

All told, the team found that 97% of participants kept at least one of the 38 types of secret in question, that the average person kept 13 secrets and that it was typical for people to have five that they had never disclosed to anyone else. The secret most often sequestered from the whole world was having sexual thoughts about someone other than an established romantic partner. This was followed closely by actual sexual relations with such a person. 


How many types of secret do you keep?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 24, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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