When it comes to secrets, those little nuggets of information that are hidden away, who do you confide in? A recent poll shed light on the individuals we turn to when we need to share our deepest secrets.
According to the survey, a significant 32% of respondents revealed that their spouse or partner knows the largest number of their secrets. It seems that romantic relationships create a sense of trust and intimacy, making them a popular choice for sharing our innermost thoughts. Meanwhile, 18% of people stated that a friend is the keeper of their secrets, emphasizing the value of platonic connections.
Interestingly, a small but significant 11% of respondents claimed they don't have any secrets.
Breaking down the results by gender, the poll found that men are more likely to confide in their partner or a parent when compared to women. Women, on the other hand, tend to share their secrets with friends, siblings, and even their own children.
When asked about the first person they would turn to during a personal problem, the breakdown mirrored the earlier results. Men were inclined to seek solace in their partners or parents, while women sought comfort and advice from friends, siblings, and sometimes their children.
As for who knows us best, 41% of respondents identified their partner as the person with the deepest understanding of their true selves.