Gossiping is good for us, says a psychologist

Posted By Ani News, Thursday 26 May 2011 2:58 PM IST
A psychologist has revealed that gossiping is actually good for us.Gossip helps us distinguish friend from foe, therefore protecting us from harm.

“We use gossip as a way of bonding,” the Daily Mail quoted psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos as saying.Related stories: Best cities for higher education  | Spot the pervert in your office

“Who we like, who we don’t like – it’s a form of “you and me together,” she added.

“In fact, the best way to get people to bond is to get them to decide who they dislike. It’s like having a secret – you both know you’re doing something bad, so you have a connection. It’s a form of sisterhood,” she explained. (ANI)

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