I am someone who would be considered to be an ‘over-sharer’. I’m quite sure that in psychology terms I would be considered someone without healthy enough boundaries.
I believe being someone so open – is about honesty, realness, rawness, courage. Not needing to wear a mask like most people do, to hide the bad parts.
Being an over-sharer is not the problem.
It’s all the nasty, lying, manipulative, selfish, narcissistic, abusive people, who use this deep honesty, for their own needs, and hurt us, that is the problem.
Having tighter boundaries on what I share, for me, is not the issue.
It is not ‘caring’ when people don’t like this, or when people say shit about me, or not caring if people try to use it with bad intentions – is what I am striving for.
Because, I don’t intend to not be ‘me’, anymore.
I won’t hide who I am, for others.
I won’t wear a mask.
This is about developing enough self esteem and self confidence for who I am, that the reactions of others, does not bother me in the slightest.
That is my aim and I am getting there.