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Privacy vs. Secrecy & Boundaries

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  • Date Written/Produced: 9/2018
  • Duration: Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate Skill Level
What's the real reason you choose to talk about something or not? "Privacy" can become a misplaced label that's used to hide harmful behaviour. Secrets typically come from reactivity -- and can carry shame, fear or threat of harm, and take a toll. And yet, if something private gets mislabeled as a "secret" it can also trigger shame and fear. The key to all this may be in relating to privacy from a place of clear differentiation, boundaries, agency, care and discernment.

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