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Hiding Information from People

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For the past few years, I used not to provide information to anyone. I always try to hide information and ideas from people. I feel that keeping these information and ideas to myself keep me superior over others and keep me confident. I try hard to get rid of that habit but I am not able to.

Hiding Information from People

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It sounds like this is something you want to change. The way that can happen is in small steps. I would begin by taking a small bit of information that you feel you have to hold onto and experiment with releasing it to others. What’s important here is to figure out how you feel when you do that. My guess is it’ll take you a while to figure out how to open up, but it will be possible.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Hiding Information from People

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Hiding Information from People. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from
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