Sharing personal information brings people closer together. But how do you know when you’ve gone too far—or when someone else has ulterior motives?
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I enjoy in-depth conversations about subjects which interest me and then I talk as much as the other person. I don't want to be subjected to a monologue about a personal situation unless its happening to someone I care about. Then I listen because I want to help and if that involves listening to the whole problem explained in great detail, I will. It will exhaust me but I will do it for them and try to be helpful or just supportive. If someone who is not a close friend wants to tell me about a relationship issue in great detail and about what someone I don't know said about someone else I don't know and what they really meant by it, I will make an excuse to leave very quickly. I had always thought it was my introversion that makes me very easily drained, resentful and bored by being talked at but energised by an equal conversation which interests me. Maybe not.
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