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How Do You Stop People From Asking You About Your Private Life

How can you stop people (politely) from asking you many personal questions?

Give a vague answer and change the subject.In a normal setting, people would ask questions that are not very intrusive and socially acceptable to ask. So rather than dodging the question, I think you can give socially acceptable answers. For a very open-ended question like, "What are your life plans?" You can say:"I'm not really sure at the moment; for now, I'm just trying to get through (my current job/college/etc.)."Feel free to be as vague as you want. People ask these types of questions because they want to get to know you, even just things on the surface. These types of questions are just light prodding into interesting discussions. If you give a boring answer, they will probably ask another kind of question. What helps is if you follow up the vague answer with a topic you would rather talk about.If your life plans don't work out.You're not obligated to promise every word out of your mouth to come true and it's a universal understanding that life plans go awry all the time: "Man makes plans, God laughs."

Why do some people always have an interest in asking about other people's private life?

Research shows that people who gossip the most have very high levels of anxiety. They are generally not particularly popular because they cannot be trusted. Spreading private information or negative judgments is painful to others and reflects poorly on the gossiper.In this case, Gossip is unconstrained and often derogatory conversation about other people, and can involve betraying a confidence and spreading sensitive information or hurtful judgments. In my simple understanding of why peoples gossips is To feel superior, been out of envy and to feel like part of the group.Most people have a natural curiosity about what’s going on among people in the community. Some of the best books are biographies that tell the life stories of other people. However, the best biographies give the reader an understanding of the nuance and complexity of the person’s character through facts. They are not based on one-sided, offensive judgments of the person. Gossiping shows others the gossiper’s insecurity and meanspiritedness. It also leaves everyone involved feeling as though they’ve just eaten a bad apple. Ultimately, insight into the intricacies of human relations and behavior is more interesting, uplifting, and enlightening than one-dimensional judgments and rumors.

How can I stop telling people about my personal life and other people's business?

First I will compliment you on noticing what your are doing and wanting to change. This is the first step in becoming a person with integrity. Roger Federer, who is highly admired by all his fans, was a spoiled brat who threw his racquet and acted terrible. He met a coach who told him that he would not tolerate that kind of behavior and that no one whole ever respect him if he carried on this way. Unexpectedly the coach died and Roger was devastated. From the moment he died he stopped ever doing anything that he knew his coach would not be pleased about. So in answer to your question, you just stop. At first you will feel the gossip well up on your lips and it will be hard to hold on to, but each time you do it you will become stronger. Save your own personal stories for only people who are extremely close to you. Start a journal and instead of spewing out peoples business and your own write it down and re-read what you have written and ask yourself if you would be proud of someone else reading it. Look for only the good in others and look away from things you do not like. It will be transformational for you. It is just a decision away, that’s all it is.

How do you keep personal life private at work?

Dont talk about what you do outside of work to yr colleagues, only reveal what you want them to know.. Talk about neutral topics, do yr work, or.. ask about them, (dont be too nosy..) that gets attention away from you.

How can I keep my personal life private?

Simply put, I'm a blabber mouth. I can keep other people's business private, but when it comes to myself, I tell everything to anyone who'll listen. And it always seems to come and bite me in the butt. It seems to happen most when somebody asks what's wrong or if I'm alright, etc. I just need to learn how to keep my privacy. I've been looking online for articles for help with no luck.

Am I wrong for wanting to keep my personal life private?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a very private person. I have never believed in sharing every aspect of my life with people. Anyways, my father's step-mother (who I can't stand) keeps asking me about my love life, school life, and sex life. I've told her a numerous amount of times to stop asking yet she still does it. I especially hate talking about my school life with her because she wants me to be a nurse and I am not going to school for that. Plus I feel like she will hold me to this high standard once I tell her what I am going to school for. I'm still not sure if I am going to go simply for my Bachelor's or go for my Master's Degree and I don't want people getting mad at me if I drop out or choose not to go further than a Bachelor's. Am I wrong for not telling her about my school life (which I prefer to keep private considering my reasons) or should I stand my ground as always?

Do you keep your sex life private?

Well as of now I won't be talking about me and my gf sex life. My best friend who is like a bro to me be asking what sexual things me and her have done like a few days ago he asked if " I've gotten in that pu$$y yet" its not that I don't trust him... well I guess I don't trust him or any other guy to have that knowledge of my gf. I just feel I love her to much to just talk about me and her have sex and us doing sexual stuff with other people

I'm 17 and she's 16 th same grade etc etc. And please no one say "you're to young for sex" cause I know what I'm doing and please don't say "you think you know" cause I always give advice like to this girl who is my friend calls me uncle cause I've given her advice that she said changed her life.... this girl even called me black dr Phil cause I like to gice advice a lot.

Why do people ask about other people's sex lives when it's NONE of their business?

Sex is such a personal thing that no one should needle others about it. They're just being nosey, don't have good openers, or just aren't very bright. Close friends, lovers, or your family may want (or need) to talk about sex with you, but not just anyone just looking for casual, inappropriate conversation. However, with sex plastered everywhere and wafting everywhere, it has been cheapened and most people have lost all respect for sex. Note that I've said nothing about love. Love and sex are two different things.