Healing a World of Hurt: Dealing with gossip when it’s about you

Dealing with Gossip: When it’s About You

Gossip catches people’s interest and attention. There is a reason that tabloids and talk shows are so popular. Gossip has become so popular that reality shows featuring drama and gossip have overrun television programming. Gossip happens all the time but that doesn’t mean it’s ok or even right. Gossip tends to be what people do when they don’t have anything important to say or do. It is more often lies than fact but can really hurt and ruin a person’s image.

When gossip is about you, you should clear it up with the people you care about the most. Everyone else may have fun with it for a while, but eventually it will fade. As long as the people you care about know the truth, you’ll have an easier time coping with situations. Most times gossip will not have an impact on you when its not true unless its someone you trust who starts or spreads it.

Some people have nothing better to do than spread gossip. They may think its fun to talk about others and rarely think of the consequences. You cannot control what others do and say, but you can control how you react and respond to gossip. Adopt these 5 steps to deal with gossip.

  • Ignore it
  • Correct it
  • Confront it
  • Build your self esteem
  • Reject it

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