Originally Posted by Nadya
In a more theoretical level I have been pondering about what is the difference between being closeted and being private... I think the important difference is whether there is fear involved in the thought that somebody would find out. You are in the closet if you are scared of being exposed. If there is no fear and you just do not feel the need to tell people about your life, you are being private. Any thoughts about this? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
One way to think of it:
Private = I don't need people to know.
Closet = I need people not to know.
There are all kinds of reasons for each. Fear is a common motivator.