It would seem to me, we open up to others when others open up to us.
Sharing (not to be confused with over-sharing) humanizes us in order for others to empathize and connect.
We can get caught up in our own world so much, we forget there may be someone right next to us going through the same thing – or similar circumstances anyway.
When we’re able to share a part of ourselves with a trusted person, we let them know it’s okay and you can be trusted.
This is such a beautiful way to break the ice when developing a relationship with a person you care about in hopes of connecting.