How do we balance out the negatives and the positives, and still maintain strong friendships? Perhaps the answer lies in gossiping about last weekend’s episode of Desperate Housewives. Who killed the detective? What is going to happen on the next episode? Or better yet, find out the difference between a frog and a toad as you discuss the YourTango article, “Online Dating in the Toad Kingdom.”
Or perhaps we can focus our gossip on spreading the good news about others’ lives. In fact studies have shown that a gossiper with humorous, positive gossip will be perceived as being more trustworthy and credible.