Nitin’s blog has kinda triggered me into writing about one of the most spicy topics – Gossiping!!
Gossiping essentially isnt bad. It is essential to human social and psychological well-being. However, It becomes dangerous when gossiping leads to rumour mongering and image-slaughter.
Now, just because women love to talk, doesnt really mean they gossip! They are generally infamous simply because they tend to explain things in more elaborate fashion… Like a male friend of mine sometimes comments “Stop being an Anti-Précis”. Now, as much as you may think its not needed, we women just tend to elaborate things thats all…!!!
Now coming to the interesting part…
A study has found that men gossip at least as much as women, especially on their mobiles. Thirty-three percent of men indulge in mobile gossip every day or almost every day, compared with twenty-six percent of women. Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves. The study did find a gender difference in ‘gossip partners’, with men more likely to gossip with work colleagues, partners and female friends, while women gossip more with female friends and family. Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
Moreover, Men do not ACCEPT to gossiping, while women do! I have known so many of my guy friends, who simply love to hear a latest piece of gossip or rumour. Some accept it, some dont! :) But the fact remains! Some think its woman-like to gossip! Nothing could be farther from the truth. Gossiping can be a great stress-buster… So Just Chill!! And ya, come out of denial! 🙂