this is a great thread. i would certainly vote to hear what these "professionals" have to say about their role in helping "Big Brother."
i am always reluctant to give out personal information for the reasons chutzie has stated. i would rather a person or organization get to know me first, my strengths and weaknesses, and then, if and when appropriate to divulge some additional personal information.
once i was an active member of an organization for several years. after being elected President the third year, i subtley let them know i was jewish. "my god," one of them said, "you don't look, act, or talk like a jew!" i replied, "maybe your concepts of what a jew is needs changing."
the same is true of taking narcotics for pain. my wife and i were with some friends at an auction once and one of them asked if anybody had an asperin. my wife said, "no, but we have some morphine." cracked everybody in our group up. they now know that i take narcotics for my pain. myh wife and i have known these people for about four years. they still don't know that i'm jewish. one trauma at a time, i always say. lol