Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Destructive Effects of Gossip
Relational aggression among females typically involves gossip. A woman's tongue can aptly be called a weapon of mass destruction when she uses it to harm another. Usually it's just not one person. Gossipers are like serial killers, as they slay the reputation of others.
The way to stop this problem is for everyone to stop listening when someone is shredding another to pieces. You can either walk away or you can interject a kind word in their defense.
There are few things you can count on in life, but one thing is entirely predictable. A gossip who pretends to be your friend will also talk about you to others.
Also, the tongue of the tale teller will eventually become the means of her destruction. Eventually, others will realize that she lies, or, at least, greatly stretches the truth. And she'll never be trusted again.
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