The Importance Of Gossip

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Register to read the introduction… Information is "leaked" in a few departments and makes the rounds of the entire company through the gossip grape vine. Most office gossip is harmless fun used to lighten the atmosphere in the office environment. Some gossip is darker and its distribution can have an impact on yourself, the subject of the gossip and working relations. Gossip is a way to exchange personal information. In the gossip group, everyone soon learns who is married, divorced, and single. The family sizes are revealed, religious commitments, favorite foods, and childhood secrets all become glue to bond workers into a more cohesive …show more content…
It is manipulative because it is a personal attack in an indirect way, hence the phrase, “Stabbing me in the back”. Words hurt as much as a punch, sometimes more, because a punch may be painful, but at least it’s over pretty fast. Rumors are, quite simply, a form of bullying that’s sometimes referred to as “relational aggression.” When a person or a group makes up a rumor about someone or decides to spread nasty gossip, it’s usually to hurt someone, break up a friendship, or make someone less popular. Why is it so entertaining for people to sit around examining the hardships and difficulties of others instead of talking about something positive in their own …show more content…
She then found out that Michele was saying one thing to her, another to her husband, Fred, and yet another to their neighbours. The suspicions took their toll on Fred, who left town for a while. Michelle offered to help Amanda and Fred sort things out, at the same time telling others about hostility between the two of them. Amanda didn't know where to turn. This sounds silly but you all know how real these situations are. Nearly everyone has been the subject of gossip, within families, neighbourhoods, workplaces, churches, you name it. Most gossip is harmless, and some social scientists think it plays a valuable role in binding groups together. But sometimes it gets very nasty. Victims of malicious gossip feel under assault. It seems like the whole world is condemning or laughing at

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