This article is interesting, but I have to say that after the bullying I went through, there are topics that are taboo in the workplace. Talking too openly about your private life may allow a bullying sort of person to gain leverage against you. Proceed with caution when discussing personal life in the workplace. Plain and simple – why give someone with a gun the bullets to shoot you?
In my experience, even talking about personal issues among people that you consider to be friends can be an issue. Don’t forget – we are all human. If you honk off a friend to the point that it hurts your friendship, things you wanted kept private may no longer stay that way. It all depends on how that person thinks. If they are REALLY hurt by something you said or did, the dirty laundry you shared with them may get put on display for all to see! So think about what you share – keep the TMI rule in the forefront of your mind!
That’s just my 2 cents on this topic – keep the change. Oh, and check out the article below and see what you think!