Taylor Swift is notorious for writing about her exes, but in the March 2014 issue of Glamour, she admits that it's less risky for her to strip down than pen songs about her former flames. However, that doesn't mean she's going to pull a Miley Cyrus and start twerking half-naked while singing "I Knew You Were Trouble." "I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have," she explained. "For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off."
She isn't stripping away any part of herself in her next album, either. "I'm not trying to shed my skin. I'm trying to be a new version of the person I've been my whole life," she revealed. With that being said, she has some tips and tricks for love and confidence, including dealing with pain and rejection. Read more below, and pick up her cover issue of Glamour on newsstands Feb. 11.
- On why you should never yell in a relationship: "Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy."
- On doing the "freeze-out" while dating someone: "I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it's a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table."
- On choosing which articles to read: "I know when not to read an article. Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click . . . I'm careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don't have the option of having thick skin. As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you're me."