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Old 05-14-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: NH
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Everyone knows or has known one of these people who are really insecure with themselves so they have nothing better to do than make up unsubstantiated stories about you or others.Sometimes you kind of feel sorry for these types of people so you associate with them telling yourself that they are really "good people" that have just have a different outlook on things when in reality they are only a waste of time and nothing but unneeded stress.Anybody know one of these "people"? I find it best to remove these people.They seem to have a lot of self responsibility problems and like to blame everyone else with no accountibility for themselves and what they do.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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I know plenty of people like that but I don't actively seek their company because I don't feel sorry for them. I do not waste the time or energy on those who I do not enjoy being around. There is no reason to do that in my opinion.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NY
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I like to minimize those that enjoy causing drama as much as possible!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Oh boy do I know these people.

Sometimes for my own twisted enjoyment I will make up a juicy story but refrain from using a name.

That right there will drive them bonkers!!!

"Who is it??? Oh I bet it's _______"

"Nope."

"Than who?"

"Doesn't matter."


Hee Hee
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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This kind of person is oftentimes immature and incredibly envious. Their gossip is a way to trash other people AND draw the attention to themselves. You can't get much more immature than that. Underneath that immaturity is a deep insecurity, which is why they feel the need to bring others down. It's best to just avoid these people as much as you can, and if you can't avoid them, then understand that it is not safe to be yourself with them or divulge any personal information. With some people, you can search and search and search for their better nature, but you're not going to find it because it's not there!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It gives them a feeling of power because it attracts people to them and implies that they have something everyone else wants to hear.


Sad.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:33 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Face it, most of us like a bit of gossip and people tend to dramatise things to make their boring lives more interesting.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: NH
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Gossip is really for people who have no life of their own.It is the fantasy of fools.A real man does not "gossip".
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Gossip is really for people who have no life of their own.It is the fantasy of fools.A real man does not "gossip".
I don't know about the last part, however, I do agree with the other two. I had a friend who had nothing better to do than pump others for information and then spread it around to anyone and everyone. Didn't
last long with me, I let her go.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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No I don't actively seek them out. Personally, knowing me, by the time I am age 23 I probably won't care at all who is gossiping about me. Hardly care now.
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