You can find out some surprising things about people when you create an open and safe environment that encourages free expression.
In an episode of The Graham Norton Show (video below), British comedian Micky Flanagan opens up about his family life as a child. When he starts sharing details, you can hear a hush come over the crowd, as they wonder if he is joking or not. It becomes obvious he is not joking and can’t seem to stop himself from sharing family history that many of us would never divulge. Notice how at one point in the video, he even seems to exhale as if he’s grateful to finally get the secret out.