Are You Opening Up to the Wrong or Right People?

Comet N.
2 min readMay 19, 2024

Networking in recent times has made it easy to share personal information with a total stranger under the guise of “getting to know one another”. The danger this poses is eroded by the trendy means of socializing. As such if you don’t join the bandwagon, you may be accused of being the cause of your lonely and single “predicament”. But is it boring to tread cautiously with whom we associate with or open up to — be it in person or via social media platforms?

When you weigh the pros and cons, the latter supersedes the former, as we may encounter the wrong type of people by exercising reckless vulnerabilities.

In recent times, it’s more important than ever to be extremely cautious of whom we share our personal information with. Our interactions with others can have a significant impact on our habits and behavior, whether positively or negatively. Therefore, it’s vital to manage the extremities of our mistakes and their consequences to protect ourselves from any unforeseen harm.

When we open up to others, we should be careful about whom we choose to confide in. Our vulnerability could be taken advantage of, and the information we share could breed unintended consequences that we may not be able to manage. As humans, we typically encounter two types of people when we speak with them. The first group genuinely listens to us without any prejudice and offers advice without judgment. They are empathetic enough to ask the right questions or none at all, and their support can help us navigate through difficult situations.

On the other hand, the second group often pretends to be interested in what we have to say; they feign good listening skills to use the information against us. They don’t ask the right questions and are only looking for more information to judge or prey on us. Such individuals can cause significant harm to our mental and emotional well-being, and we should be mindful of their presence in our lives.

Therefore, it’s imperative to be mindful of the people we open up to and those we don’t. Not everyone who shows up for us is trustworthy or worthy of our trust and vulnerability. It’s better to be wary of such individuals to avoid feeling drained by the wrong group but rather feel energized by the right ones. By so doing, we can protect ourselves from harm and create a positive environment that supports our emotional and mental well-being.

Are you opening up to the wrong or right people?

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Comet N.

A girl who writes & addresses toxic hidden agenda in the form of topical issues whilst digesting their relative life lessons. I can't alone— It's a ‘let's all’.