Have you ever wondered why do people gossip about other people that they either know or don’t know. What is the purpose of it all? Why do we feel the need to share rumors and secrets with other people, even thou it possibly might not even be true at all. Inquiring minds want to know. While searching this topic in more depth as I do every time I write a new blind items post. I begin to understand the psychology more as I break it all down. On the topic of gossip, Women’s Day posted a good article and theory about why people gossip, “Psst…what’s the latest?” We’ve all done it, passed on a juicy piece of gossip or listened eagerly to someone else’s dish. Although we may have felt a twinge of guilt, we kept gabbing anyway. Why we do it, to figure each other out of course. Since we don’t ever really know what other people are thinking, collecting information from and about them (in effect, playing amateur detective) is as close as we can get to being inside their heads. “We’re always probing, trying to figure out the mystery within,” says Emrys Westacott, PhD. The downside, gossip can be hurtful, especially when it’s malicious talk that serves no purpose other than to throw someone under the bus. Not only is it exclusionary, but “what you put into the public domain could really damage someone’s reputation,” says Dr. Westacott. And with the advent of texting, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, dishing dirt now happens on a far grander and faster scale. It also takes it to a point that is dangerous for the one being gossiped about. The studies are true, “It used to take a lot longer for information to get from point A to point B,” says Dr. McAndrew. “Technology has moved ahead faster than our ability to manage it.” Hell yes its dangerously faster and destroys peoples lives… » Read more..
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