Are you able to spot a gossiper?
This is a skill you need to either have or need to develop. Knowing how to spot a gossiper can help you maintain longevity in your position. It will help you avoid drama and unwanted attention.
What if gossiper’s talk to you?
This was an issue I had for a while. When you are naturally social, almost every one, or a good amount of people will greet you or make small talk. This includes the gossiper’s.
RED FLAG * Gossiper’s will first test you by giving their opinion on others you work with. How you respond will be your defense mechanism.
Pay attention to key words like, “I like this person,” or “So and so is cool.” This is a dead give away! Eventually this person will have a rainy day, and the same way they expressed their likes, they will express their dislikes. Expect it, and dont be surprised.
Here is how you remain neutral:
Listen to the bad, and respond with, “We ALL have our days.” This has worked for me many times. It causes the person to self reflect. If this is an aggressive gossiper, they will make multiple attempts to reel you in. Always respond with positivity. Trust and believe, they will get bored, and stop because they cannot feed off of your negativity.
So, learn how to spot a gossiper, and have a Plan B for future gossiping events. This also works with groups.
Know what you will will say when the time comes.
Gossip can cause stress, anxiety, and lots of drama. This is a complete imbalance which would not allow you to live your best Holistic Life. You have the power to protect your soul at every moment. Take your power back.