How To Avoid Gossip
The one thing some people hate is people talking about them behind their back. Unless it’s something you’re comfortable talking about it, people shouldn’t have any business talking about you. Even if you didn’t say anything, fake words are being spread down the halls. The best thing you can do about gossip is learning how to avoid it. If you follow these steps carefully, there will be fewer things about you to talk about in the public eye.
Step One: Have a Private Group
If you have a group of friends that understands your privacy, they should be the only people you should talk about. It’s better to talk to them than to be revealing yourself to a random stranger. Friendship is like going through marriage without the wedding ring. So if you have those honest individuals vent about whatever you want to speak out on.
Step Two: Address the Fake Rumors
When there is just a tiny rumor being spread about you, it’s best to ignore it. The small rumors always fail and it never materializes. But if the fake rumor is extremely huge, and it can be on the cover of a magazine, it’s time to speak up. Tell them the absolute truth. If you don’t speak up, they are going to make you up. Don’t leave any details out. As long as you are sticking to a specific topic, you don’t need to talk about your entire life like you’re writing a tell-all book.
Step Three: Don’t Give Them Something to Talk About
One mistake people make is giving the gossiper’s fuel to their laptops. Even one quote can create thousands of different stories. To prevent this from happening, you have to stick to the subject. Whatever they’re asking you, just give them an answer and move on. Unless something in your life is related to the story, don’t back it up by putting yourself in it. There are ways on how to deliver a story with having the protagonist in it.
Gossip is something that never goes away. People have found ways to make it part of their lives. People even found ways to turn it into profit. So if you don’t want to be part of this society, there are two ways to solve this. You can either keep all of your personal business to yourself and all the people you trust or you can fight fire with fire, and defend your property.