Ever feel guilty for gossiping?

If you've got the gift of the gab, then read on…


Ever feel guilty for gossiping?

Ever feel guilty for joining in on a little gossip with friends?

Well, there's no need.

According to research called 'Tell Me The Gossip' published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, it turns out that having a chinwag about others can actually help us reflect on ourselves, with positive gossip prompting self-improvement, and negative gossip heightening our alertness and self-preservation. 

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