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Today we chat with Michael Slepian, the leading expert on the psychology of secrets who authored the book, The Secret Life of Secrets: How Our Inner Worlds Shape Well-Being, Relationships, and Who We Are. With an expansive knowledge of social psychology, Michael has written over 50 articles on truth, secrecy, and deception, and is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University.
In this episode, we discuss topics such as:
- Why secrets are burdensome for individuals who carry them.
- Common themes of secrets that people keep.
- How confiding your secrets in other people can be risky, yet relieving.
Secrets are a complex psychological subject that many people don’t think about. By tuning in now, you may learn more about yourself by considering your own relationships with secrets . . .