Good, bad, or indifferent, everybody talks. Everybody gossips about everything. It is just the way people were made. The more you give out, the more that can and typically will be said about you. Look at the famous. Even when they lead private lives, their names are still found in the magazines and websites. There is no real way to stop the talk completely. Even if you became a hermit and never spoke to anyone, you would still be talked about. The people would simply talk about how you never leave your house. You can ask people to stop. You can even make demands for everyone in the world to not say anything about you. You can try to stop the gossip. It will never work.
Ways to deal with gossip:
- It is not any of your business what others think of you. It does not matter what they think. Be true to yourself and that is all that matters. 2. If you hear about someone talking about you, thank them. It is always a great feeling knowing someone is thinking of you. 3. Do not let the naysayers receive your time. They are not worth it. Give the time to those who appreciate you. Those who drag themselves down will drag you down as well. 3. Even though everyone has bad days here and there, that does not mean you have to be negative. Always look for the positive in others and yourself. Things are never bad forever . 4. Often times, the talkers are not meaning any ill will about what they are saying. Many times a gossiper is only gossiping because they are bored and have nothing else to do but to speak about interesting things they have heard. Most times they are not doing it out of spite. 5. Gossiping can do great things as well. If you are just kicking behind and talking names at work, someone is bound to talk about that as well. If the right ears hear how well you are doing, that could equal a promotion or raise in income. No one shovel ever complain about that style of gossip.
If the gossip gets to be too much:
Gossip can be very hurtful and can become bullying in the most extreme measures. If this does happen, there are some things you can do. Confront the person doing the gossiping. Let them know that you know what they have been saying. Typically when someone is made aware that what they’re saying is hurtful, they typically will stop. If that does not stop the hurt, find some help. Help can be in the form of a teacher, an employer, and if it gets out of control, a peace officer. No matter what others say, hold you head up high and know that you are the best you that you can be.