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“Oversharing Is My Default Mode. So Is the RSD-Induced Shame I Feel Afterward.”

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I overshare. I do it when I meet new people, when someone compliments me, or I find a shred of common ground.I don’t intentionally overshare; I just want to relate.

So, I instinctively provide as much information as possible in the secret hope that they will interrupt me and say those magic words: “Me, too!”Sometimes, my oversharing triggers drama.

It can also make an overwhelming first impression, which isn’t how you’re meant to do introductions. This is not my intention or hope, and often I find that negativity and harm trace back to someone’s misperceptions of my motives — or their feelings, personal history, and biases.

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