Why Keeping Secrets Can Lead to Stress

In fact, they compared the effects of telling secrets to that of laying down physical weight.

The average person is keeping 13 secrets right now. But, of those 13, only five of those remain strictly confidential..meaning you’ve told no one else. That’s according to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. So, why is it that a secret is so hard to keep? They say because we spend a lot of time thinking about it and the burden becomes too much. Telling the secret then becomes like a huge weight lifted. In fact, they compared the effects of telling secrets to that of laying down physical weight.