Truths about socializing that no one tells you

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MidnightRose
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11 Mar 2021, 1:24 am

I don't have any source to back this up, but I think there is a bonding element to gossip. If someone shares gossip with you, they are basically saying that they trust you not to run your mouth. I think it's a pretty basic social "feeler" behavior. You share a little secret and see if they can keep it. If they know you can gossip with them, you are now seen as more trustworthy. Which is somewhat odd because gossip is seen as a sneaky and somewhat duplicitous behavior.



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11 Mar 2021, 12:06 pm

Gossip can. Be vicious and manipulative , and even to the point of being deadly , if your the victim of it .


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11 Mar 2021, 8:38 pm

Jakki wrote:
Gossip can. Be vicious and manipulative , and even to the point of being deadly , if your the victim of it .


A lot of people suicide because of gossiping abuse.
But of course, those who are responsible don't take responsibility for the 'murder'.
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11 Mar 2021, 8:42 pm

Unfortunately, what MidnightRose says is really true.



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13 Mar 2021, 11:04 am

The thing is though, if someone shares some nadty gossip with me. I will never ever tell them anything about myself or trust them.

I don't want to be friends with horrible people. I would rather be alone. With their test, they fail my test.