Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles™
GOSSIP! First let me begin by saying it’s ugly. I’ve often wondered what is the spirit behind someone who gossips verses one who listens to gossip? Quick Tip! : Be the one who shuts down gossip right in it’s tracks! See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil and you will stay out of harms way.
What’s the end game for gossip?…It’s ultimately to hurt someone and hurt their reputation in the eyes of others. And to form a gang of people to agree with how YOU FEEL about the person you’re gossiping about.
It’s also used to try to make the one who gossips bigger, smarter, more proficient, more attractive and the list goes on. But the real truth is most times its used to feed the insecurity of the one who initiates the gossiping.
And one thing I’ve learned is “NEVER TRUST AN INDIVIDUAL WHO GOSSIPS!” Why because they are not trustworthy because if the gossip even slightly or with “good intent” about someone else ; guaranteed they will gossip about you too!
Gossip is mean spirited slander and the attempt to decimate a persons reputation and credibility. It’s a move to try to control a person or situation by intimidation and low grade, low frequency bullying. It’s meant to break someone. Most of these Knuckle Dragging Gossiping Neanderthals (KDGN’s) are attention seekers on top of everything else!
3 Types of Gossips. All three of these types of gossips are dangerous no matter how harmless or good intentioned or truthful they may present themselves to be.
1) Bless their hearts gossip
2) Newsflash gossip
3) Just telling the truth gossip
In today’s society “social media” seems to be a large conduit of gossip and slander…ruining all kinds of relationships. Gossip is an attempt to elevate oneself at the expense of another. Gossips usually throw rocks then, quickly hide their hands!
Gossip is also usually done in the absence of the person being gossiped about. That to me is COWARDICE because, they would never dare to say what’s been said to the face of their victim! My mantra has always been if you say something about someone be bold enough to say it to someone!
Gossip as it goes in the work environment…DON’T DO IT!! STOP IT!! STOP DOING THAT!!! FOR REAL!!!…AVOID GOSSIPS BECAUSE THERE IS GUILT BY ASSOCIATION AND THERE IS NO LOYALTY AMONGST GOSSIPS …THEY WILL THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS TOO!! IF THEIR SHIP IS SINKING THEY DON’T WANT TO DROWN ALONE!!!
Are you looking to get hired on the next project? Uhhh try not talking bad about the actors, directors, producers, the production, your beauty colleagues or artists on social media! You are not being cute, you’re being dumb, by setting yourself up publicly!
Some negative consequences of workplace gossip may include:
1) Lost productivity and wasted time.
2) Erosion of trust and morale.
3) Increased anxiety among employees as rumors circulate without any clear information as to what is fact and what isn’t.
4) Growing divisiveness among employees as people “take sides,”.
5) Hurt feelings and reputations.
6) Jeopardized chances for the gossipers’ advancement as they are perceived as unprofessional, and
are the reason why good employees leave the company due to the unhealthy work atmosphere.