How to Deal with a Gossip at Work and in the Neighborhood

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Dealing with a gossip is perhaps one of the hardest things to do but you have to learn to deal with the problem if you want to live a normal every day life.

Whether the gossip is your neighbor or your co-worker, you should know how to handle this type of person so that you can move on with your normal life. A gossip could ruin you and your life if you are affected by it but once you learn to deal with it properly you will be able to do your daily tasks normally without problems. The problem with a gossip is that, she will always find sympathizers.

When you are working in a place with a gossip; the best thing that you should do is learn to deal with that person not only because it will surely affect your daily work but it could ruin your career and your life.

Gossip is the worst person that you could encounter in your place of work. This is because a gossip is a person who more often than not exaggerates things in the hope that she could change the life of her co-worker. Gossip is such a compelling hobby of people who cannot find other pleasant things to do than talk about other people's lives.

Whether you are in a working place or a neighborhood where there is a gossip; you must always learn to deal with this type of person. It is very easy to determine a gossip because you can notice it in the way the person talks. Once you know that your co-worker or neighbor is a gossip the first thing that you should do is to stay away from that person. Always bear in mind that a gossip could get you involved in an unpleasant situation and worse your gossip friend could cause you trouble in the future.

Dealing with a gossip is difficult because they are often people who are very friendly to everybody but the earlier you stay away from a gossip, the better your life would be. For as long as you are not hurting anyone and you are not doing anything against the law of man and God, never mind the gossips that you hear from other people. Gossip could ruin your life if you pay attention to it. Just do what is proper, do your work and forget about the gossip. People would soon get tired and stop. Or if they see that you are a good person, they will realize that the gossip is out only to ruin you. Your office mates will soon see the real you and they will come closer to you. What usually happens is that the gossip who spread the mess will be the loser who ends up with no friends.

More people will sympathize with you if you ignore the person who wants to ruin you. Do not start a fight by confronting the gossip. Just keep calm, wait for the right time when you can talk to that person spreading rumors about you. It is better to deal with a gossip in the positive way rather than in the negative way. If you show that you are so affected by the gossip, the person would feel happy about it and think that you really are guilty. If you show that you are not the least affected then that person will get tired talking at your back.

If you have office mates who are fond of gossip, you could always leave them and do better and worthwhile things. There are always gossips in a place of work and in a neighborhood and the best thing to do is avoid them and go on with your normal life.

One important tip to remember is to keep your secrets in a safe place. Never tell a past that you don’t want exposed to the public. You will be better off living a normal life with your secrets well intact.


deepa venkitesh
Posted on Jul 22, 2011
Roberta Baxter
Posted on Jul 13, 2011
Posted on Jul 13, 2011