The Downside Of "Keeping It All Inside"

Sep 11, 2015

There are several songs about keeping your feelings inside of you, not letting them show.  The trouble is, that approach might lead people to think a bit less of you. 

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That's the rough estimation of the findings of Allison Tackman and colleague Sanjay Srivastava at the University of Oregon

Suppressing emotions can lead to people judging the suppressors harshly, and interfere with the forming of relationships.

Dr. Tackman, now at the University of Arizona, joins us with a sketch of the findings.