The Psychology of Secrets

Itseems that making the decision to reveal personal secrets to others involvesa
tradeoff. Onthe one ... I have triedto explainthis observationbyoffering a
predispositional model of concealment, wherein high self concealers might be
born withthe ...

The Psychology of Secrets

Author: Anita E. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461506832

Page: 263

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On an MTV special aired in 2000, young interviewees were asked to confess the worse thing they were ever told during a romantic breakup. One person tearfully responded "that I suck in bed. " More recently, an acquaintance of mine admitted to his new girlfriend that he "has a mean streak. " She decided not to date him after that. Another memorable and painful example of openness occurred years ago when I served as a member of a suicide intervention team. I was called to a very disturbing scene in an upscale neighborhood to console a woman who was threaten ing to take her life on the lawn in front of her children. Her husband had just confessed his long-term affair to her that morning and she felt that her world was coming apart. Fortunately, she did not take her life but was left with the humiliation of haVing her neighbors know about her private troubles. The question these examples bring to mind is, "Why do people so often reveal potentially stigmatizing personal information to others?" The reader probably has an intuitive answer to this question already. It can seem like such a burden-even torture-to keep secrets from other people. Hiding such things as feelings of discontent from a boyfriend or girlfriend, violations of the law from close friends, and indiscretions from employers can be alienating. People want others to know them; therefore they often end up disclosing self-incriminating information.

Revealing the Secrets of the Game

Trivial matters which worried you before will no longer be of consequence. This is a Playbook - Packed with simple real-life principles that will enable you to excel in the real world.

Revealing the Secrets of the Game

Author: W. James Dennis


ISBN: 9780991558759

Page: 150

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EMPOWER YOURSELF THROUGH THE HIDDEN SYSTEM THAT KEEPS OTHERS POWERLESS! The only book of its kind to have ever been written. What is the "Game" and how do you learn to play? Take a journey through the hidden knowledge and wisdom that many consider priceless. The Game is an anomaly; it is often spoken about but never defined. It has been that way for centuries, and for a good reason. I talk a lot about the Game and I realize that the majority of people have no idea what I'm talking about. It's time to change that. This is what I call the, "Little Black Book." This book breaks down in detail what the Game is, how it works and how you can use it to improve every area of your life. To be honest, this book may not be for you and I was very hesitant on releasing it. The reason is because when the Game is used unethically it can cause people to do things that are not in their best interest. But when I look at the general state of the Game and the World, I knew releasing this book was necessary. The Game itself is a system of knowledge, changing your perspective on situations and altering your standards. The foundation of the Game is empowerment through brutal honesty and self-reflection. These principles, if you honestly apply them, will change your life. Trivial matters which worried you before will no longer be of consequence. This is a Playbook - Packed with simple real-life principles that will enable you to excel in the real world. If it is your "time" for this information, you will know it. Conquer fear, doubt and worry Learn seven key principles that will make you a force to be reckoned with Understand the hidden Structure of the Game and why it's never taught to you Discover why you hardly ever succeed at achieving your goals and how to change that Understand how you've been programmed for failure (and why) Understand one of the biggest "secrets" of the mind and how to use it to your advantage Discover how to boost your self-confidence and develop unshakable integrity Learn to increase personal value, influence people around you and rise to the top of your social circle Acquire the ability to make less destructive decisions Achieve the powerful ability to see through manipulations and lies And this only scratches the surface... This information will change your life, just like it changed mine. Just one honest and open-minded reading from cover to cover, will have you looking at yourself and life like never before!

Mended by the Muse Creative Transformations of Trauma

The theme of the secret self is a prominent one in his autobiography, but it is also
expressed in the fate of the Red Book ... It is interesting that on the one hand he
wrote such honest and self-revealing material meant to be seen and read, but on

Mended by the Muse  Creative Transformations of Trauma

Author: Sophia Richman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691403X

Page: 268

View: 712

Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between trauma and creativity. It is about art in the service of healing, mourning, and memorialization. This book addresses the questions of how artistic expression facilitates the healing process; what the therapeutic action of art is, and if there is a relationship between mental instability and creativity. It also asks how self-analysis through art-making can be integrated with psychoanalytic work in order to enrich and facilitate emotional growth. Drawing on four decades of clinical practice and a critical reading of creativity literature, Sophia Richman presents a new theory of the creative process whose core components are relational conceptualizations of dissociation and witnessing. This is an interdisciplinary book which draws inspiration from life histories, clinical case material, neuroscience, and interviews with creators, as well as from various art forms such as film, literature, paintings, and music. Some areas of discussion include: art born of genocide, confrontation with mortality in illness and aging, and the clinical implications of memoirs written by psychoanalysts. Visual images are interspersed throughout the text that illustrate the reverberations of trauma and its creative transformation in the work of featured artists. Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma powerfully articulates how creative action is one of the most effective ways of coping with trauma and its aftershocks - it is in art, in all its forms, that sorrow is given shape and meaning. Here, Sophia Richman shows how art helps to master the chaos that follows in the wake of tragedy, how it restores continuity, connection and the will for a more fully lived life. This book is written for psychoanalysts as well as for other mental health professionals who practice and teach in academic settings. It will also be of interest to graduate and post-graduate students and will be relevant for artists who seek a better understanding of the creative process.

Self and Secrecy in Early Islam

This book presents an original inquiry into the meanings of concealment and revelation in early Arabo-Islamic texts.

Self and Secrecy in Early Islam

Author: Ruqayya Yasmine Khan

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037542

Page: 186

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In this comparative analysis of the significance of keeping and revealing secrets in early Islamic culture, Khan works with a broad range of Arabo-Islamic texts to map interconnections between concepts of secrecy and identity. In early Islamic discourse, Khan maintains, individual identity is integrally linked to a psychology of secrecy and revelation. Khan further maintains that secrecy and identity demarcate boundaries for interpersonal relations when governed by the cultural norms of discretion espoused in these texts. As evidence for her study, Khan explores religious and literary representations of secrecy in classical texts as diverse as the Quran, the Book of Concealing the Secret and Holding the Tongue by al-Jahiz, and courtly love poems, including the story of Majnun and Layla. These works represent divergent approaches to spiritual, ethical, and romantic life in early Islam; yet Khan extrapolates from each a shared construction of secrecy and revelation.

Stress Counselling

Self-disclosure exercises. You can ask clients, especially in therapy groups and
workshops, to reveal some secret they would least like someone else to know
about. Or, ask them to express themselves in a way they would consider risky.

Stress Counselling

Author: Albert Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780826455987

Page: 208

View: 635

`The text is clear and easy to follow with vivid sessional excerpts that illustrate the theoretical dialogue' - International Review of Psychiatry `The publication proves to contain much instructive and practice-oriented material' - Nursing Standard Stress Counselling is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the Rational Emotive Behaviour approach applied to stress counselling and psychotherapy. Albert Ellis pioneered Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), which has since been adopted internationally. This approach enables the clients to embark on a course of effective counselling which has a clear beginning and end. This book discusses techniques and solutions to common problems and also provides guidance on conducting group work. Its comprehensive coverage includes additional material on techniques such as skills training, relaxation methods, hypnosis and biofeedback.

The Secret of Letting Go

With more than two million copies of all of his books in print, Guy Finley's message of self-liberation has touched people around the world.

The Secret of Letting Go

Author: Guy Finley

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738717494

Page: 312

View: 248

Llewellyn is proud to present the revised and expanded edition of our best-selling self-help book, The Secret of Letting Go by Guy Finley. Featuring an attractive new cover and fresh material, this Finley classic has been updated inside and out. With more than two millions copies of all of his books in print, Guy Finley's message of self-liberation has touched people around the world. Discover how to extinguish self-defeating thoughts and habits that undermine true happiness. Exploring relationships, depression, and stress, his inspiring words can help you let go of debilitating anxiety, unnecessary anger, paralyzing guilt, and painful heartache. True stories, revealing dialogues, and thought-provoking questions will guide you toward the endless source of inner strength and emotional freedom that resides within us all. "There is something profoundly healing in the way Guy Finley talks to us, as if he understands what we have gone through and what we are now capable of." —Hugh Prather, author of Notes to Myself "Guy Finley is one of the most respected people in self-development because he guides the seeker's soul with common sense, humor, and ultimate spirituality." —Linda Mackenzie, general manager, "Guy Finley's insights are an absolute goldmine of true wisdom . . . he is simply one of the best at describing the inner game and awakening to a higher level of self."—Karen King, co-founder,

The Secrets of the Self

English Rendering of Iqbal's Asrar-i-Khudi Sir Muhammad Iqbal, Maqbool Elahi.
If you intend to do me harm You are , for sure , mad To self - revealing life you are
So foreign , ( in your fad ) . My water , that ' s my lustre Breaks many a beak of ...

The Secrets of the Self

Author: Sir Muhammad Iqbal



Page: 143

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Philosophical poetry; includes explanatory notes by the translator.

Facing the Other

It is Thompson's view that Freud believed that Dora will get relief from her
hysterical symptoms by revealing ... Clearly it is not in the patient's apparent self
interest to reveal secrets which they fear to reveal even to themselves, especially
if ...

Facing the Other

Author: Sean Hand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317832485

Page: 288

View: 939

Emmanuel Levinas is one of the key philosophers in the post-Heideggerian field and an increasingly central presence in contemporary debates about identity and responsibility. His work spans and encapsulates the major philosophical and ethical concerns of the twentieth century, combining the insights of a basic phenomenological training with the demands of a Jewish culture and its basis in the endless exegesis of Talmudic reading. His concerns and subjects are wide: they include the Other, the body, infinity, women, Jewish-Christian relations, Zionism and the impulses and limits of philosophical language itself. This collection explicates Levinas's major contribution to these debates, namely the idea of the primacy of ethics over ontology or epistemology. It investigates how, in the wake of a post-structuralist orthodoxy, scholars and practitioners in such fields as literary theory, cultural studies, feminism and psychoanalysis are turning to Levinas's work to articulate a rediscovered concern with the ethical dimension of their discipline. Stressing the largely assumed but unexplored Jewish dimension of Levinas's work, this book is an important contribution to the field of Jewish studies and philosophy.

Secrets You Keep from Yourself

—F. SCOTT FITZGERALD When someone criticizes, slights, or tries to demean
you, remind yourself that their actions and motivations are primarily about them,
not you. For example, a coworker who labels you “self-centered” may be
revealing ...

Secrets You Keep from Yourself

Author: Dan Neuharth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429935553

Page: 320

View: 705

This insightful guide is an exploration of how and why people undermine their happiness and lose touch with their "best" selves. Counterproductive self-deception, a universal behavior, is a habit that can be broken. People keep themselves from having what they want, a phenomenon known as "self-handicapping." Offering poignant examples, innovative tools, and a compassionate perspective, Dan Neuharth reveals how to vanquish self-imposed roadblocks and avoid unnecessary losses in order to embrace and share the best in oneself.

Natalia Ginzburg

At their most interesting they serve both functions , revealing secrets the self
never knew it had , inventing a candid personality not only previously unknown
but fictitious . Using letters as opportunities for controlled relations with others ,
the ...

Natalia Ginzburg

Author: Natalia Ginzburg

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802047229

Page: 250

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This collection brings together a variety of critical perspectives on Ginzburg's work for an English-speaking audience. What emerges is a nuanced and complex portrait of Ginzburg and her work.

Selfried and the Secrets

She's ready for you to bear witness to her story. Unfreeze the image and follow the tale of Selfried and the many secrets that swirl around her and the cast of characters who have been pulled into her orbit: The Influencer. The Guard.

Selfried and the Secrets

Author: Amanda Sterczyk

Publisher: Independently Published


Page: 240

View: 905

The screen is black, but only for a moment. As it comes to life, a beautiful woman of indeterminate age is staring back at you. She's ready for you to bear witness to her story. Unfreeze the image and follow the tale of Selfried and the many secrets that swirl around her and the cast of characters who have been pulled into her orbit: The Influencer. The Guard. The Spouse. The Housekeeper. The Trainer. Everyone has a secret. What will you learn from their stories, you ask? Everyone has a secret. Whether or not they reveal it is not always their call. What happens when others discover your secret? Will they keep it to themselves, or will they use it against you? Once they know your secret, is it too late? As Benjamin Franklin said, "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Would you prefer to get in front of the shitstorm by revealing secrets-yours or theirs-or keep it all hidden as long as possible? And what about the broader implications of our secrets being exposed: Will our secrets be our undoing as a society? Are we being evaluated based on what we do, what we know, and how we respond? Secrets built upon lies, built upon questions. What will Selfried do when her secrets are revealed? Will her seemingly innocent betrayal have farther-reaching repercussions that even she could foresee? Let's meet Selfried: "My name is Linda Schlumpsky and I'm a social media influencer, but you've probably never heard of me. Well, at least as Linda Schlumpsky, you've never heard of me. That's because I buried that identity deeper than Jimmy Hoffa. I'm a small-town girl who was destined for a mid-level career in a third-rate city. Until I decided I wanted more in life... Now I'm Selfried. It's pronounced 'Self-reed, ' or you can call me Selfi-tee-em-as I prefer to be called. And yes, I did trademark my nickname. It helps with marketing my brand-me. Companies clamber to work with me." With each character introduced in their own short story, the reader is able to dive into the circumstances that brought these people together. Multiple twists at the end are guaranteed to shake up your perception of social media and its effect on the world and society as a whole.

Self Study of Proverbs

Not boastful (27:2) Not argumentative (17:14) Not contentious (29:9) Not a gossip
a. b. c. d. Revealing secrets (11:13; 20:19) 1.) Spreading slander (10:18; 26:20-
22) 2.) They are calm, not emotional 3. Rational (15:28; 17:27) a. Gentle and ...

Self Study of Proverbs

Author: Michele Alanis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465388834

Page: 96

View: 463

How do you GET WISDOM? Michele Alanis, author of the first self-study guide of the BELIEVERS LIFESTYLE Series, Self-Study of Proverbs, presents a very simplistic, but profound approach on gaining spiritual wisdom. You will learn in the Self-Study of Proverbs, these principles for guiding your life: What the book of Proverbs teaches about wisdom What is Wisdom What is the importance of getting wisdom How to get wisdom Benefits of wisdom How to apply the wisdom you gain In this work, Michele Alanis will help you discover truths that will illuminate you and provide wisdom for these modern day times. -Dr. Fred L. Hodge, Pastor of Living Praise Christian Church As you fellowship with God in this book, youll build a foundation of sound wisdom and revelation that is essential to living a successful life! -Michel Alanis, Author

The Empire of the Self

Self-Command and Political Speech in Seneca and Petronius Christopher Star ...
6.3.2)?' Thus, reading, writing, and philosophical study are the means for probing
the depths and revealing the secrets of nature, as well as those of the soul.

The Empire of the Self

Author: Christopher Star

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407264

Page: 312

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In The Empire of the Self, Christopher Star studies the question of how political reality affects the concepts of body, soul, and self. Star argues that during the early Roman Empire the establishment of autocracy and the development of a universal ideal of individual autonomy were mutually enhancing phenomena. The Stoic ideal of individual empire or complete self-command is a major theme of Seneca’s philosophical works. The problematic consequences of this ideal are explored in Seneca’s dramatic and satirical works, as well as in the novel of his contemporary Petronius. Star examines the rhetorical links between these diverse texts. He also demonstrates a significant point of contact between two writers generally thought to be antagonists—the idea that imperial speech structures reveal the self.

Secrets of Self Mastery

Secrets of Self-Mastery, the third volume in the Napoleon Hill Success Course series, highlights, updates, and adds to the most powerful ideas in Think and Grow Rich, while staking out new ground in the field of success philosophy.

Secrets of Self Mastery

Author: Mitch Horowitz

Publisher: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media

ISBN: 1722521805

Page: 256

View: 807

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR LIFE? In Secrets of Self-Mastery, Mitch Horowitz, one of today’s most literate voices of self-help and practical spirituality, produces a powerful and immensely useful guide to heightening your persuasiveness, abilities, business acumen, charisma, and overall ability to attract backing, money, customers, and clients. Secrets of Self-Mastery, the third volume in the Napoleon Hill Success Course series, highlights, updates, and adds to the most powerful ideas in Think and Grow Rich, while staking out new ground in the field of success philosophy. Mitch provides immensely revealing and actionable ideas that can place you at the gravitational center of your field. Moreover, he explores how to pursue success with nobility, ethics, and a code of honor. “We often hear that a single idea can change a life, or change the world,” Mitch writes. “That’s an inspiring thought—but it’s incomplete.” In Secrets of Self-Mastery Mitch probes the lives of entrepreneurs, artists, and military leaders to demonstrate how to bridge the divide that separates ideas from action—and how to unite the two to reach your apex of success. “HOROWITZ COMES ACROSS AS THE REAL DEAL: HE IS AN AUTHENTIC ‘ADEPT MIND’ AND HE KNOWS HIS STUFF.” —Boing Boing “ONE OF THE FEW FIGURES TO BREAK THROUGH INTO MAINSTREAM AND NATIONAL MEDIA AS A VOICE OF ESOTERIC IDEAS.” —Science of Mind “A NO-NONSENSE HISTORIAN SPECIALIZING IN MATTERS OF METAPHYSICS, NEW THOUGHT, AND THE OCCULT. HIS WORKS DON’T STOP AT MERE DESCRIPTION OF THESE MOVEMENTS BUT OFTEN DELVE INTO METHOD AND EXPERIENCE...A TRUSTED VOICE ON ESOTERIC TOPICS.” — Unity Magazine


"Wow. Uncovered is just that--honest, open, gut-level talk about putting the sexy back in marriage. This is not simply a book about sex--it's a thoughtful and brave look at making your marriage truly healthy.


Author: Susie Davis

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800733924

Page: 167

View: 948

Advises women on the secrets of understanding their husband's needs, showing that it is not as much work as women might think to maintain a healthy and happy marriage. By the author of Parenting Your Teen and Loving It. Original.

Disclosing Secrets

While serving as a guidebook for this very personal step towards recovery, the book also offers advice about rebuilding trust and repairing relationships. Clearly, there is hope that relationships can be strengthened after disclosure.

Disclosing Secrets

Author: M. Deborah Corley Ph. D.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477608289

Page: 242

View: 343

Based on the latest research of the impact of disclosure, this updated and rewritten edition of Disclosing Secrets presents the best approach for addressing one of the most difficult challenges any sex addict must face – sharing information about his or her sex addiction. Drs. Corley and Schneider take us step by step through the painful, even excruciating process of revealing sensitive secrets related to any addiction, especially sex addiction. The reader will learn what, when and how to tell, who to involve, what (if anything) to tell the children, and what information to share at work and in the community. While serving as a guidebook for this very personal step towards recovery, the book also offers advice about rebuilding trust and repairing relationships. Clearly, there is hope that relationships can be strengthened after disclosure.

The New Secret Language of Dreams

... whole point of interpretation , and can be a springboard to enhanced self -
awareness . Level Three dreams are more concerned with grand themes . Often
of a seemingly spiritual nature , they appear to reveal deep secrets , revelations
that ...

The New Secret Language of Dreams

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811866583

Page: 176

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Richly illustrated and highly informative, the best-selling Secret Language of Dreams has guided dreamers for over fifteen years. Now, this classic work has been completely rewritten and redesigned with a contemporary new look tooffer a fresh approach to dream interpretation. Dream expert David Fontana presents a comprehensive dictionary of common symbols and themes, and provides in-depth analyses of dozens of specific dreams, demonstrating key techniques for uncovering the hidden messages of the subconscious. Readers will also find useful tips for controlling and remembering their dreams, and keeping a dream diary.