A vigilant individual is always cagey with specifics. Like a police investigator failing to release a few critical details about a crime, a discrete man doesn’t reveal everything. Undisclosed information gives you an advantage over the listener.
Having secrets is far, far different from being a faker. An individual that keeps some things hidden is not a fabricator. Only the man who remains silent can never be accused of fraud.
A man who doesn’t talk about certain things has a true ethical foundation. A man who doesn’t mention certain areas of his past has real moral principles. A gentleman doesn’t tell tales out of school, no matter who might be asking.
A judicious human being does out facts on a need-to-know basis. A reputation for always telling the whole truth is the mark of an inferior mind. Keeping your mouth closed is the clearest sign of superior character.