Are We Wired to Gossip?
Researchers have been studying gossip in recent years trying to find out why we get a kick out of talking about others, as well as our infatuation with the lives of celebrities. It turns out that we are hard wired for it. In the Stone Age, cavemen had to determine who could be trusted in the face of limited resources, so information was acquired and shared about individuals.
2. WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO?
3. STICK TO THE FACTS
4. GOSSIP BREAKS TRUST
BLOVIATOR: He’s the guy who is competitive in nature. In order to make himself look better, he will gossip about others around him in an attempt to elevate his status. He is consistent and usually picks one person at a time to pick on depending on his “strategy” to appear infallible, important, and “right.”
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