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On an MTV particular aired in 2000, younger interviewees have been requested to admit the more serious factor they have been ever advised in the course of a romantic breakup. One individual tearfully spoke back "that I suck in mattress. " extra lately, an acquaintance of mine admitted to his new female friend that he "has an average streak. " She made up our minds to not date him after that. one other memorable and painful instance of openness happened years in the past whilst I served as a member of a suicide intervention workforce. i used to be referred to as to a truly demanding scene in an upscale local to console a girl who was once threaten­ ing to take her lifestyles at the garden in entrance of her little ones. Her husband had simply confessed his long term affair to her that morning and he or she felt that her international was once coming aside. thankfully, she didn't take her existence yet was once left with the humiliation of getting her pals find out about her inner most issues. The query those examples recall to mind is, "Why do humans so usually demonstrate most likely stigmatizing own info to others?" The reader most likely has an intuitive resolution to this query already. it may well look like one of these burden-even torture-to retain secrets and techniques from people. Hiding things like emotions of discontent from a boyfriend or female friend, violations of the legislations from shut buddies, and indiscretions from employers might be alienating. humans wish others to understand them; for this reason they generally prove disclosing self-incriminating information.

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By Anita E. Kelly (auth.)

On an MTV particular aired in 2000, younger interviewees have been requested to admit the more serious factor they have been ever advised in the course of a romantic breakup. One individual tearfully spoke back "that I suck in mattress. " extra lately, an acquaintance of mine admitted to his new female friend that he "has an average streak. " She made up our minds to not date him after that. one other memorable and painful instance of openness happened years in the past whilst I served as a member of a suicide intervention workforce. i used to be referred to as to a truly demanding scene in an upscale local to console a girl who was once threaten­ ing to take her lifestyles at the garden in entrance of her little ones. Her husband had simply confessed his long term affair to her that morning and he or she felt that her international was once coming aside. thankfully, she didn't take her existence yet was once left with the humiliation of getting her pals find out about her inner most issues. The query those examples recall to mind is, "Why do humans so usually demonstrate most likely stigmatizing own info to others?" The reader most likely has an intuitive resolution to this query already. it may well look like one of these burden-even torture-to retain secrets and techniques from people. Hiding things like emotions of discontent from a boyfriend or female friend, violations of the legislations from shut buddies, and indiscretions from employers might be alienating. humans wish others to understand them; for this reason they generally prove disclosing self-incriminating information.

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As it turned out, high self-concealers, as compared with low self-concealers, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 33 reported a higher likelihood of seeking counseling, despite their more negative attitudes toward counseling. 45), it was not a significant predictor of likelihood to seek counseling. In Study 2, we found that more high self-concealers (57%) reported having seen a counselor than did low self-concealers (37%). Thus, we concluded that high self-concealers are an enigmatic group in that they simultaneously have negative attitudes toward counseling and a high likelihood of seeking counseling.

The researchers suggested that the suppression task had drained participants' capacities to cope with pain, and that, therefore, the suppression of pain is not an effective coping strategy. However, Colby, Lanzetta, Kleck (1977) found that inhibiting expressions of pain reduced the distress associated with the pain.

Jensen (1987) was able to show that these relations existed even when he statistically controlled for the stage of the disease at the time the women were diagnosed, age, total length of disease course, hematologic factors, and blood chemistries at the time of onset. , 1995). The majority of the 36 women who were ultimately diagnosed with a malignant tumor were repressive copers, whereas repressive copers were not overrepresented among the woman who did not require a biopsy or who had a negative one.

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