I’ve noticed that, as on our resumes, we tend to leave out the uncomplimentary parts when sharing our stories with someone. I am becoming more aware of my own tendency to do this, and know that the behavior stems mostly from insecurity. I fear looking…
- like a failure
Of course, airing my dirty laundry isn’t always helpful to an audience, or something I should do indiscriminately. Motive should function as the important question behind my omissions; Am I posturing, hiding, scrambling for acceptance, or am I humbly willing to be truly genuine when called upon?
Honesty is the highest form of intimacy. That’s why relationships die in the presence of secrets.