Personal things are elements of your personal life that are potentially private in nature. This can be contrasted with other elements of your life such as your profession, business or school life. Generally speaking, talking about personal things is friendly. However, depending on the situation, keeping personal things to yourself may be perceived as more professional, productive or advisable. For example, some employers may ask employees not to discuss personal things in front of customers. The following are illustrative examples of elements of life that are potentially personal.
Aesthetics (e.g. favorite art)
Beauty / Grooming
Characters / People You Identify With
Dating / Romance
Diet / Nutrition
Disagreements / Adversaries
Dreams / Goals
Emotions / Feelings / Mood
Gratitude (e.g. people who helped you out in life)
Hometown / Places You've Lived
Journal / Diary
Likes / Dislikes
Sense of Wonder
Video Games / Virtual Worlds
NotesPersonal things depend on the context. For example, your sense of style could be viewed as professional if you're a fashion designer.
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