I Dislike Gossip

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 434 People

    So Harmful

    Gossip and backbiting is one of the things I detest the most. I hate it in any environment and from experience it can cause a lot of grief and hurt. I'm not sure why some people feel the need to gossip and spread rumours, all I know is that if someone is gossiping about someone...
    Lilacpearl Lilacpearl
    31-35, F
    Sep 19, 2013

    Not My Cup Of Tea

    This is the reason why I didn't click with my husband's relatives. We had an autoshop inside a compound with an array of six houses. One of which was ours and all of the neighbors were my husband's relatives. I had no work on weekends so I stayed home with the kids. Early in the...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    ...heard about “so and so” ?

    Although I love living in a small town, one thing that is not so appealing is gossip. I suppose everyone says something about someone to somebody at sometime. These days, it has just gotten very out of hand.I cannot be in the local grocery store without someone asking me if I had...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe
    31-35, F
    Nov 14, 2011

    Gossip, Gossip Everywhere.

    Everybody has been exposed to gossip at some point. Whether you heard it or were the one spreading it, we all know about it. I usually don't care too much for it but when you encounter such ridiculously outrageous gossip, especially regarding YOU and your family, you snap. So I...
    imalittleteapot39 imalittleteapot39
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2013

    I never understood why gossip

    even exists. Most always the gossiper is ill-informed, and knows it. SMH ...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 24, 2015

    Hate Gossip.

    I hate gossip. I always have. I never gossip & when people gissip around me, I don't participate. I find it cruel & rude & I don't understand it at all. There's a big difference between just making a plain statement like, "I do not like _____ because ________." & gossiping...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Apr 6, 2010

    Gossip Hurts

    I live in a 55 plus community and i cannot believe some of the people here. It is as if they have nothing better to do with themselves,and sometimes the things that are said are hurtful and untrue, that is what is so wrong. Before you get into other peoples business make sure you...
    mother mother
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2007

    I Hate Gossip

    I hate it with a passion. I admit I've done it a lot. Just now it is really bothering me and I feel like I don't want to care about what others think anymore. Whoever you gossip with is most likely gossiping about you. I guess that's why I've lost my best friend. We barely even...
    anikdhg anikdhg
    16-17, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    It makes me SO uncomfortable hearing people

    talk bad about other people. Especially when my family does it. And I don't want to say anything or they'll say I'm being too sensitive.
    almaera almaera
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    Gossip And baseball

    Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip. Erma Bombeck
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Jul 30, 2013

    If You Hear It

    Gossip...Always heard consider the source.Who would carry tales? If they will talk about them ....next it's you. Gossip that gets dragged around till it leaves it's lowly birth place. Gets it mixed in with some facts that compliment it so and starts to float like a balloon to...
    holywren holywren
    56-60, F
    Nov 7, 2012

    Some people believe it is harmless,

    until it is aimed at them. When I was a teen I gossiped about another girl close to me; she heard me. The hurt, pain, and disbelief on her face, stayed with me and although, I admit I fail at times, I vowed never to gossip like that again. If you can't say it to them it is...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2015

    Gossip Kills

    Gossip kills the mind, body, and soul.  It kills the heart, too.  Especially a relationship. 
    zoigirl zoigirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2008

    You Know What They Say...

    If they gossip to you, they'll gossip about you!
    Ktstime Ktstime
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2013


    I don't know if anyone feels it too.  Sometimes, I feel like people are gossiping cause I get " I don't know how to explain it"  = I get an emotion from it.  I feel it is happening right now and has been for a couple of hours.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2011

    Gossips are not loyal to anyone,

    take it as a warning if a gossip is talking to you about someone else because if they are comfortable talking to you about someone, then they are also comfortable talking about you with someone else. Let the gossip know politely you are not interested. Be consistent and show...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Dec 4, 2015

    Seen A Man With A Crippled Wife And A Young Girl's

    reputation ruined by a spiteful old woman who just wanted something to be talked too about.  It was a terrible thing, after it was all done, all 3 were out of a job, two who did not deserve it and one who did.  Silly little need for attention.
    coloco coloco
    61-65, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2010

    Don't come near me with it,

    I will not participate.. And the worst is gossiping during company time. You are basically a thief when you do that.
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    It Gets Old Rather Quickly

    Personally, I find gossip rather tiring. I'm not going to lie and say that I've never gossiped or that I don't engage in gossip on occasion. Because, truthfully, everyone does or has at some point or another. I just think that, at a certain point, one gets tired of hearing who...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Dislike Is An Understatement

    I hate gossip. I feel like it is a waste of time backbiting people. I have always followed a certain rule of thumb regarding information about other people. If I feel like the subject person will not want that information going around, I keep it like it was my own blemish. If the...
    mareliberum mareliberum
    Dec 14, 2012

    Dislike?? Too Tame Of A Word

    Isn't it interesting how gossip is all around us? At work, at church, in service clubs. I don't know why gossip even exists. Are we so petty that we can't resist keeping our mouths shut and not talk about others? When I am around someone who starts to gossip, I get very very...
    nukemycorndog nukemycorndog
    41-45, M
    Mar 15, 2013

    It's Never Good

    It might make the gossiper feel good about themselves but all they are doing is spreading not so nice information about others. At the moment they're the center of their universe and others may look to them for this information but I'm sure if the tables were turned on them and...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    May 11, 2011

    I hate people talking about me just

    because I'm not just like them "the popular girls" if you're reading this GOOD mood:annoyed🙄
    honestlyanna13 honestlyanna13
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    It's Horrible...

    And it's a horrid hateful vicious vice... and i am sad to say that i have been noticing that i have been doing it on occasions and i think this is sad. :( i used to not be like this :( *cries* (sorry i'm moody today) *sigh* :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 23, 2012


    As soon as I hear "Did you hear about................?" and they have THAT look on their face, and you just KNOW it's going to be ".....Alison is seeing David behind Tony's back".....I just yawn. I can't help it. I don't care who's doing what to who. Wake me...
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2007

    Learning How To Avoid Gossip

      When someone approaches you and asks if you know so and so or if you know the latest about so and so, try to avoid hearing the gossip in the first place. Quickly praise the person. Say you think the person is nice. Say that you think the person is...
    thefearless thefearless
    22-25, F
    Jun 25, 2011

    If you don't have anything nice to say.

    ...... Come sit by me!! Lol
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Jan 21

    Betrayed By The People I Loved (this Is Very Long, But I Have To Tell It)

    My life changed radically December 30, 2009. I woke up that morning ready for a new day. I logged on to my email and saw that two girls I had been friends with for 8 years had left me private messages on Facebook. I was a little puzzled since they usually don't leave me private...
    dimichelle dimichelle
    1 Response Oct 29, 2010

    Gossip Is Needed

    I hate gossip too, but it is engrained in our evolution. We are a social pack animal and gossip is a left over survival trait. What better way is there to set social norms, form alliances and shun bad behavior than talking to others about others? I don't like it and I wont...
    lillhammer78 lillhammer78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    I Can't Stand Gossip!

    I can't stand people who have nothing better to do than spread malicious gossip about other people, or who feel the need to slander others.
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2009

    It's Awful

    Oh, how I hate gossip.  When it's about me, it just hurts, because it turns out to be either a secret that I don't want out or it's a lie that is just ugly and hateful. When people gossip to me, I can feel their ugliness on the inside.  I don't judge the people they're...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 12, 2007
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