Sunday Poser # 19

Welcome to week # 19 of Sunday Poser

My question this week is;

Can you keep a secret?

Frankly, I am very bad at keeping secrets. If someone tells me their secret, in confidence I do respect this trust. But since I cannot lie convincingly, I try my best not to be in a position where I could be directly asked about it.

As far as my own secrets go, I invariably blurt them out to friends and family. My family thinks that I can’t hold in a secret as it gives me a tummy ache!

So that’s my secret!

What’s yours?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts.

Thanks for visiting.



52 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 19

  1. I think I’m better than average at keeping secrets. I had to go through a background check to work on several military contracts. A security clearance was mandatory before I could look at any of the data. In business it’s critical, and should carry over to personsl situations as well.

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    1. That’s really great Larry. I agree that it’s a call for your profession and you should honor that. Military secrets sound intriguing! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  2. Hmm. I am actually good at keeping other people’s secrets, yet, am also not so awesome at keeping my own. I will often, in conversation, say more than is needed. Something I am working on. I’ve never checked to see if there is a correlation with a tummy ache though! 🤣😊😉

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    1. Haha! It’s an Urdu saying that people cannot keep secrets because they can’t keep it to themselves. They spill it all out. I do the same. Too much information shared!

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  3. People say I’m awesome at keeping secrets and behaving like I dint know about it at all, when I hear it by chance from someone else … ‘dramebaaaz is another name for me 😅
    Loved reading through Sadje .. my mother in law is so much like you .. I could feel her here in your words 😊

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    1. You have a special talent if you do manage to keep secrets. Your friends and family must be very happy with you.
      Thanks a lot Happy, that’s such a nice thing to say! Thanks for sharing your thoughts


    1. You’re right, telling someone your secret, means it’s not a secret anymore. Wow! Very impressive that, keeping it to yourself for 40 years! Thanks Di for sharing your thoughts.


  4. I can keep a secret. If asked, I can say “I can’t tell you” or “It’s not my information to share”
    I don’t have anything personally that is a deep dark secret. I’m will to share anything about myself if it will help someone else.

    If someone tells me something that I don’t think should be kept secret… something harmful, I will encourage them to reveal it and offer to help. Ultimately, it’s their life though.

    The one exception would be if children were being harmed. I would still encourage the person to tell the proper authorities, and if they couldn’t/wouldn’t, I’d let them know I was going to.

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    1. That’s really good. You’re right, if someone is being harmed or in danger, one has to tell the proper people. That sort of secret shouldn’t be kept as it can become a cause of regret later.

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  5. I don’t like secrets as they are protecting dishonesty. They are being secretive and harming someone else, including me. That’s not fair. I am generally very open myself but can and will keep confidential things shared with me. These could be things that a person might normally not open up about themselves that don’t affect anyone else.

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    1. Same here Susi! Sharing some information that only concerns the people themself and they don’t want others to know is fine but don’t tell me if you don’t want me to accidentally blurt it out!
      Otherwise secrets can be harmful or even dangerous

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  6. In the job I do I get told a lot of secrets but sometimes you have to share it to really help someone out. So damned if you do, damned if you don’t ☹️

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  7. Can I keep a secret? What an interesting question. Now that depends If someone is telling me something they don’t want repeated then yes I can. If I am keeping a secret from someone because it is supposed to be a surprise then forget it. I am horrible at keeping a secret about a surprise.

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