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what does it really mean to "open up" to someone?

Question Posted Wednesday April 15 2009, 6:12 pm

what does it really mean to "open up" to someone? is it just telling them your secret? why does some people someone open up to someone even though they havent known eachother for long?

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TLBSANDIEGO answered Thursday April 23 2009, 2:11 am:
Well there are different ways to open up to someone You can open up to someone by telling them your deepest secret or by telling them what your goal and dreams are. And the some open up sooner because the connect right away..I hope this helped.

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Sami143 answered Friday April 17 2009, 11:16 am:
My opinion of opening up to someone is telling them thinks that you wouldnt just tell anyone. Or if you have a problem, talking to them about it. Sometimes if they have no one else to talk to and that person that they havent known for that long is there then they will just open up to them without even really thinking about it. Hope i helped =]

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mariahwannabe answered Friday April 17 2009, 9:08 am:
Opening up is starting to express your thoughts and feelings, opinions, talking about daily life, talking about - things that bother you, school, life, secrets,dreams hopes - anything

Opening up is generally referred to/for quiet /not very confident people or people who find it hard to talk about some subjects as it is too painful - like talkign about the death of your parent,friend etc

opening up can be telling a secret too

Some people open to people they dont really know for many reasons. They could relate to that person or have found a connection and have found that they understand - so they begin to open up - they feel they have this trust. They may open up for advice, guidance, attention and find saying things to someone you don't really know will help them get to know you - and form friendships. They also may need someone to listen and not judge.

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sally91 answered Thursday April 16 2009, 6:49 pm:
opening up to someone is to be yourself around them and bot be afraid to tell them what your thinking... its when your more comfortable around them and you can talk about anything with them. its pretty much when you fully trust someone to tell them your secrets you could say.

people can open up to others they havnt known for long if they click really well and just get along really well... they may find each other easy to talk to and connect with each other really well. it doesnt really matter how long you know someone just how well you connect with them.

it happened with me but i didnt talk to this girl for ages and then we finally talked and clicked straight away we became best friends very fast and my other friend didnt like her and asked me why i was good friends with her all of a sudden when i never used to talk to her...
see it doesnt matter how long you know someone it just happens and its a good way to fiund true friends...
hope that helps xx sal xx

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KisaKiss19 answered Thursday April 16 2009, 4:35 pm:
opening up means to show your true self, and to trust people. Not only with secrets;with the fact you can be youself around them,happy;sad;or any emotion you feel your not afraid to show them. You trust them to help you with any dilemma, make you laugh and have fun together. Your comfortable around them. Some people are simply just more open with they're business than others. You may feel like you can trust someone early in a friendship if you've gotten close fast. though with time comes stronger trust, it doesn't nessecarly mean that the new friends you make,you can't trust and open up to. it more so depends on the person and depending how long it takes them to trust another-rather than time deciding it for them,yah dig? hahah,thats my take on it. hope i helped :D !

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SlushPuppy answered Thursday April 16 2009, 4:12 pm:
"Opening up" means to express your feelings about an event, issue, person, or even philosophy...whatever the context is, and to not be afraid of being embarrassed or ashamed. It's trusting someone with how you feel, and letting he or she get to know the true you without feeling like they will make fun or tell anybody what you've said. :)

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