If someone asks you how you’re feeling, how often do you give an honest answer?

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“Next time someone asks ‘how are you?’, try going off the standard script and say the truth instead of ‘I’m fine’ and see how a more meaningful conversation unfolds.”

(HUFF POST UK)

If someone asks you how you’re feeling, how often do you give an honest answer?

A study of 2,000 adults commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation has found the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times a week, though only 19% really mean it.

Almost a third of those surveyed said they often lie about how they’re feeling to others, while one in 10 went as far as saying they always lie about their emotional state.

If someone asks you how you’re feeling, how often do you give an honest answer?

A study of 2,000 adults commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation has found the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times a week, though only 19% really mean it.

Almost a third of those surveyed said they often lie about how they’re feeling to others, while one in 10 went as far as saying they always lie about their emotional state.

If someone asks you how you’re feeling, how often do you give an honest answer?

A study of 2,000 adults commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation has found the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times a week, though only 19% really mean it.

Almost a third of those surveyed said they often lie about how they’re feeling to others, while one in 10 went as far as saying they always lie about their emotional state.

In terms of attitudes towards our own emotions, just one in 10 people enjoy opening up, while the majority remain indifferent to expressing themselves to others.

More than half (52%) actively dislike discussing their emotions, and one in seven say they do not have an outlet in their lives where they can express how they truly feel.

When those surveyed were asked to identify how they were really feeling, anxiety was the most common emotion people reported, with affection, love and depression also common.

That’s why we all need a healthy network of friends and family who we are comfortable to confide in when we need to.

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