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Finding Genius Podcast

Jun 21, 2022

Today we chat with Michael Slepian, the leading expert on the psychology of secrets who authored the book, The Secret Life of Secrets: How Our Inner Worlds Shape Well-Being, Relationships, and Who We Are. With an expansive knowledge of social psychology, Michael has written over 50 articles on truth, secrecy, and deception, and is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University.

In this episode, we discuss topics such as:

  • Why secrets are burdensome for individuals who carry them.
  • Common themes of secrets that people keep.
  • How confiding your secrets in other people can be risky, yet relieving. 
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Secrets are a complex psychological subject that many people don’t think about. By tuning in now, you may learn more about yourself by considering your own relationships with secrets . . .

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