The REal Life Series
From our earliest memories, we’re taught to be honest and forthcoming in our relationships with others. We’re admonished for telling lies and cautioned against concealing knowledge or information that could impact another’s perceptions or decisions in a negative way. We’re encouraged to “just be ourselves,” because without fully revealing our thoughts, no one would know who we truly are.
But despite those early admonitions, few of us practice full disclosure. We hold back, often presenting a public persona that is very different from our genuine selves. And it begs the question:
How did our inclination to withhold the truth evolve into common behavior in the way we communicate with others?
The Real Life Series from Jill Reid