This book joins collectively disclosure, privateness, and secrecy to pursue a better understanding of how people are every personal and non-personal of their interactions. To be social however autonomous, acknowledged however unknown, unbiased however relying on others is essential to the communicative world. How do people deal with these seemingly incongruous goals? This book argues that they actively work at balancing simultaneous needs of being every personal and non-personal. It highlights many different methods through which people stability their public needs with their privateness needs underscoring the multidimensional nature of stability. The chapters moreover current that the opposing needs occur inside a spread of contexts, from properly being factors, akin to HIV/AIDS, to television converse reveals. Readers will uncover that avoiding disclosure is a dominant theme. On this implies, the authors exhibit how people stability privateness and secrecy by deemphasizing openness. Taken as a whole, this amount provides a refreshing new check out age-earlier issues.