promotion image of download ymail app
Promoted

What makes a person reveal a secret?

16 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    when they feel they can trust the person who they r telling it to

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Mostly because they dont have enough will power to keep a secret

    If it is a secret pertaining to themselves, sometimes people would like to spill it to a few others just to brag or to feel superior. If the secret is something which has been passed on from someone else, then the natural goosipping tndency in some people makes the secret a public one.

    It also happens that a person may know a secret which he guards for a long time but due to special circumstances, he spills it. Some examples would be: when a miser has hoarded money in a place he wont reveal to his family, but would do so when he thinks he is going to die soon; a closely guarded secret between two friends becomes public if they have a stiff fight and the 'loser' who knows a secret about the 'winner' gets even by revealing it; a person who knows s/he has a serious health problem tells others about it only when it becomes clear to her that s/he cant hide it anymore for fear of worsening health; etc.

    Thus the mental outlook of a person, his/her nature and upbringing and self-control or will power would be some of the factors that affect a secret from being kept or revealed.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    I'd say probably the biggest reason is that having a secret and choosing to reveal it or not makes us feel important.

    Also, drinking or other ways to lower inhabitions, a feeling that the people they reveal the secret to will want/need to know, habit, accident, or pure malice to hurt someone.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Torture? ha ha happy new year. Sad but true but in any event there is a need to reveal for some reason. I really do not know the answer it bewilders me as well. I keep secrets. But that is because I know it is not my business to tell someone else about someones personal life that they entrusted me with. It is an honor to be trusted, and if you keep your word you are honored in return. I guess they are not honorable and untrustworthy.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    The temptation to feel important and belongingness. The be the one that has the newest information so that people will pay you attention.

    Personally, revealing a secret to something that you shouldn't is BAD karma.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on the secret and if it is yours or someonelse's to be honest I personally do not like them, usually I feel too much guilt and eventually I have to say something! I think secrets are often a burden!

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Usually immaturity. Sometimes it's the failure to realize the consequences of not keeping the secret. And sometimes it's the desire to create drama. On occasion, the person may feel it's their duty to tell someone to prevent someone from hurting someone else or themselves.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    talking to someone that you do not know and know you will never see agan makes it easy to tell secert. Then again sometimes if you are talking to someone that is really listening to what you are saying and cares about you then you can share with that person...also the game truth or dare comes to mind, but sometimes people just need to unload and let you have the whole clip.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe when there isn't anymore room left in the closet for all of their close friends.Happy Nude Year.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    if it's yours then probably a need for advice or reassurance that you did the right thing.

    if it was someone else's then perhaps you were worried about them or needed advice. or it could be that you just couldn't help yourself.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.