I hide my emotions from almost everyone except my husband and a few very close friends. Even with my friends I censor what I say. What prevents me from sharing my emotions? I don't want to be vulnerable. I'm afraid they will think I'm weak, needy, unlikeable, stupid or nuts! Part of me doesn't think they would care about my feelings, although I know that isn't really true. I also don't like to impose on people. I have a few friends who have often shared really heavy emotions with me at great length, and I have sometimes felt totally drained of energy and used (as their therapist). So I don't want to do this to anyone. I have a few friends who seem emotionally fragile, so I spare them. I also fear that once I start talking about how I feel, the floodgates will open and I will lose control. I have a tendency to keep most people at arm's length and use humor to express my feelings.