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What are some benefits of talking about myself to others?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Experts suggest that self-disclosure procures adaptive advantages in a number of ways: by strengthening social bonds with others, by eliciting feedback from others to attain self-knowledge, or by showing others that you want to know what they know ("I got this on my exam. What did you get?"). Our need to self-disclose to the point of oversharing is mere proof of how social we are as a species.
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