19 August 2005

Gossip Has Its Uses

Believe it or not, gossip has a positive function in the society we live in.

For one, it can help clarify and enforce the rules that keep people working well together.

It also can help tell you about unspoken rules in your school, office, organization, or whatever group you're involved with.

Another universal truth: gossip occupies anywhere from 1/5th to 2/3rds of our daily coversations.

And, is it true that women engage more in gossip than men?

No, men appear to be as equally interested for gossip as women do.

Read it all --- Have You Heard? Gossip Turns Out to Serve a Purpose.

6 reactions:

watson said...

Doc Emer, alam mo ba na si ganito ay gumawa ng ganyan tapos di na sya makauwi kasi nga nahihiya na sya at nagkaganito na ang buhay nya. :-)

Dr. Emer said...

Sino naman yun, ha, Watson? Hehehe....

bayi said...

I agree totally that gossip does serve a positive purpose, fulfilling certain psychological needs. However, one must be very cautious in benchmarking any performance against gossips as this can prove to be unreliable, if not damaging. It serves its purpose as an informal means of benchmark or channel of communication. Grapevine, that is.

joyce said...

kilala ko yang sinasabi ni watson na yan eh...

si ano na asawa ni kuwan...gets? ahehe

watson said...

Tama ka Joyce! Si ano nga!

Salamat sa pagdalaw sa laing blog ko, Doc! At thanks sa thumbs-up sa laing! At thanks for helping out my friend Cherry sa food choices nya!

Dr. Emer said...

No problem, Watson. 'Glad to help. :)