Psychologists Find Gossip May Lead To A Short-Term Boost In Self-Esteem

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Yes, but be nice, says Science Daily:

Gossipers feel more supported and positive gossip — praising somebody — may lead to a short-term boost in gossipers’ self-esteem.

And:

Dr. Cole said: “Gossiping is usually seen as a bad thing. Our findings suggest some forms of gossiping- particularly of the type where people praise others- could be linked with some desirable outcomes for the gossiper despite the fact that gossipers are not generally approved of.”

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