Disclosing our secrets reduces stress and helps us come to terms with our behavior. So the fact that some of the most powerful people or institutions in many cultures encourage people to admit their transgressions is no coincidence. Nor is the huge number of followers behind the Twitter account 'Fesshole.'

It enables people to anonymously confess "their sins" and countless have already turned to it for a shot at internet absolution. So let's see if we can give them exactly that, shall we?

We at Bored Panda compiled some of the wildest submissions 'Fesshole' has recently received, so put on your confessor hat (or pick up a scepter, whatever works for you), and continue scrolling to check out what some evil-doers have been up to.

For more, click on our older publications on 'Fesshole' here and here.

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KENOBI
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s so sweet I’m sorry for your loss

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DC
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... put a cat down, just because you move? Seriously, I hope this sad excuse of an attempt to be a halfway human POS never had any fun in its life again. Fück these people, whatever treats some sentient living being, who likely loved that thing, like that doesn't deserve its feelings to be taken into account anywhere, and if, then only to make sure it hasn't any chance to have fun.

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In The Secret Life of Secrets, Dr. Michael Slepian, the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School, explained that we can draw a line between secrecy and privacy by considering secrecy as an intention to hold specific information back, and privacy as a reflection of how much we broadcast personal information, in general.

Generally, people who are more private require closeness before they let you in. Yet those who are less private may be happy to disclose personal information, not just to friends and family, but to coworkers, acquaintances, and even people they’ve just met as well.

You may not want to discuss your sexual experiences at work out of concern for privacy (and for what is appropriate), however, this is very different from wanting to keep some specific experience a secret. In both cases, you are taking control of your personal information, but for different reasons.

"Aside from sex, money is another example of something you may not talk about but may not be intentionally keeping secret," Slepian wrote. "You might not talk about your paycheck out of concern for privacy, rather than wanting nobody to ever know what it looks like."

"At the same time, there may be other specifics you intend to keep hidden, such as a particularly unwise financial decision. These examples help us see that privacy and secrecy can coexist, and there can be gray area in between. So, can we ever really separate them? Yes, and the person who knows best—whether something is private or secret—is you."

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... and did you get yourself checked out? Because if your wife didn't even remotely recognize the smell (and yes, she knows the normal smell), there might be something wrong with you, too.

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Llama_flower93
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who cares if your dog is ugly. Dogs can be amazing and also ugly at the same time. You can't become a neighbourhood menace just because someone thought your dog was ugly.

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During his research, Slepian discovered that the more immoral we consider a personal experience or action, the more it feels like a secret, rather than something that is merely private.

He also found that the more we think others would find the information relevant to their own lives, the more something unsaid feels like secrecy instead of privacy.

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Nor
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless your heart for thinking of the aged

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Nat of Clan P
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw, I get why you did this. My mum died 13 years ago and my dad this year. I miss them both terribly every.single.day.

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He learned this from a study involving 1,000 participants in committed relationships. "I asked the participants to think about something they had not disclosed to their romantic partner," the psychologist said.

"This was easy for them to do. We all have many such things, ranging from the consequential to the mundane. Some of the things people hadn't disclosed were acts they considered highly immoral, like cheating on their partner and misrepresenting their past. The participants said that these felt very much like secrets. But other things did not seem immoral. For example, one participant told me he quite enjoys having the apartment to himself, and doesn’t mind when his partner is away for the weekend. In fact, it makes him quite happy."

"Another participant told me that her partner doesn’t know how much she spends on yarn. These things didn’t feel like they mattered all that much, and so not mentioning them didn’t feel like keeping secrets," Slepian noted.

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Katie Lutesinger
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well now I'll never stop wondering what franchise that was and whether I've seen ET Ballsack.

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Gardener of Weeden
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

a lot of times my to do list is things I have done. instead of a never ending list of demands... I am faced with a list of satisfaction ( and I can see I have actually accomplished a lot)

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Slepian said people are often wondering if they're more secretive than the average person.

"When we start talking about tendencies for secrecy, we bump right up into personality psychology," he said. "A common way of measuring personality is to ask about five broad traits: Openness (open to new experiences and to things being complicated), Conscientiousness (organized, disciplined), Extraversion (enthusiastic, social), Agreeableness (polite, eager to please), and Neuroticism (the less polite word for high negative emotion; many prefer to call this “low emotional stability” instead)."

(If you ever need to remember this information straight away just remember the acronym OCEAN.)

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Nathaniel
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I answer my front door without my trousers on. The visitors quickly decide if I am someone they wanted to see.

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Katy McMouse
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be seriously satisfying if someone filmed this. I'd email it to the prick everyday for as long as I needed to feel vindicated (or until the baastard had a mental breakdown - whichever came first).

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"My research finds that someone who is more secretive (whether having had many experiences from the list or just a few) tends to be less extraverted and less emotionally stable, but more conscientious," Slepian said.

Additionally, the profile of a person more likely to get involved in the kinds of situations that people keep secret is that of someone who is open, extraverted, and emotionally stable, but less agreeable and less conscientious.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This IMO has little to do with IQ. If you never learnt, you cannot do it. Good luck learning (says the woman who replaces the laces with elastics because she just can't be bothered).

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Carol Emory
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agree. I had the same reaction when my son was diagnosed with autism. But yesterday, we were driving past a new development of houses near a pond. I pointed to it and asked him if he knew why it was a bad idea to build houses so close to a pond and he responded with "Tidal waves?" We laughed for about ten minutes before I said "mosquitos."

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Kel_how
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5 days ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get them a new dog that you love! (This is clearly a joke, chill)

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Lunar Rat
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd have PTSD if I had to socialise with Brexity Tories.

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Brandt Peschke
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome to the world of engineering we ll spend 5 hrs for a 5min fix

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Snacking on cats
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5 days ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That made for a cute story and memory though.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very good! I had a non-stick pan that I was very protective of. My mother knew she couldn't use it, and never did. Then she had a friend stay over who offered to cook, and used My Pan, and utterly ruined it. She didn't even offer to buy a new one because in her mind it was still good. My mom got me a new pan, but I'm still hurt.

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mulk
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

next time: put a child in "fake" command (steering wheel), and take a picture of the people faces

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CatWoman312
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Peng = very attractive for those like me who didn’t know what that meant lol

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mulk
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the same when employer fake competitor for the job opportunity you apply for... "yes, three other people are in the pipe for the same job...", just to ensure you will not ask for too much money and/or advantage

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Katy McMouse
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think there might be something wrong with the connection between my eyes and my brain. I've been seeing things from the corner of my eyes that aren't there and reading words that don't exist. Three times I read "A child kept licking my seat...". I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't just a weird glitch that will straighten itself out.

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Katie Lutesinger
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6 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a kid I actually asked my mother what happened to the coins people threw into the fountain at the mall, and she said "the people who clean the fountain get to have it". An answer which I still quite like to this day.

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Adrian
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a mountain range in Wyoming actually called Grand Tetons.

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