When someone says they’ve got juicy gossip, it might certainly peak our interest. But when it’s about us, or someone we love, the fallout can be devastating.
So, why is it that most of us participate in gossip — even when we say we detest it? And is it gossip when it’s just observational? When does it cross the line? What motivates people to spread rumors, lies and opinions meant to harm another’s reputation? How should you handle it if YOU are the subject of malicious gossip?
In this episode, I tackle all these thoughts/questions — exploring our very natural and normal desire to talk about people when they’re not around.
You’ll find out:
- My advice if someone tells you gossip about YOU
- The (usual) intent of the messenger who brings you gossip about YOU
- Reasons why we gossip
- Why our prehistoric ancestors gossiped
- Why girls don’t often do well in groups
- Different areas/groups in life re: gossip
- How I gossiped in front of my children
- How gossip serves a purpose
- When gossip is benign vs destructive
- My recent examples experiencing gossip
- Why so many women respond passively to conflict (i.e., gossip)
- Words about gossip from very wise people
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