Two friends gossiping, and spreading potentially harmful inaccurate information.
I heard Julie and Aaron were in the office alone together for a long time.
And what happened?
Well you know....They hooked up.
No they did NOT. They were working on something together, that's why they were alone.
Supposedly...they were in there for 20 minutes
It is not nice to talk about others when they are not here to defend for themselves, and also the stuff that you're saying is not even accurate. You need to stop that now.
I'm not trying to be defensive, but gossip can be hurtful and is not nice. Anyways enough of the lecture, what you got going on today?
Take it easy don't get so defensive.
In this story is the one starts to gossip, the other friend interrupts and tries to identify that gossiping is not nice, and informs his friend that others get hurt and then also at the same time he didn't want to appear as he was hurting him or being offensive by correcting him about the gossiping so then he changed the subject by asking him what his plans are. This is a more therapeutic way to deal with gossiping, because you are putting a stop to the gossiping you're also trying to provide some reasoning to why you are not participating and why you don't recommend others to participate in gossiping.
References: StenbergCollege. (n.d.). Responding to inappropriate communication.Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/Downloads/Responding%20to %20Inappropriate%20Communication_Gazda.pdf StenbergCollege. (n.d.). Emotional messages. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/Downloads/Chapter%207- %20Emotional%20Messages_DeVito4ed.pdf
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