Why do people gossip about others?

Get to the root of why you find it’s okay to talk behind the back of your friends, in order to know how to stop. It may be insecurity, boredom, revenge, to ‘protect’ others, to be funny, or just thoughtlessness.

Source: How to Stop Talking About Friends Behind Their Backs @ wikiHow

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