Why People Love Gossip ?

Despite knowing the gossip that's not a good habit, but only a few people who consciously avoid it. Upon hearing the gossip, we immediately curious to know more even though the topic is rumored personal problems of others.

Problem of drift in the gossip circle is difficult to avoid. One reason is our visual system is programmed to focus on negative gossip that we hear. In addition, the human brain to remember the gossip was more strongly negative than positive rumors or gossip is neutral.

"Naturally we are more sensitive to information that may potentially threaten our lives," Irving Biederman, neuroscience experts from California, USA. Although the topic of gossip about others, but it is not impossible that one day will fall on us. For example, about employee layoffs or infidelity.

"We can take advantage of the negative rumors that we hear in a way to avoid it not to happen to us," says lead researcher Eliza Bliss-Moreau, from California, USA. Previous studies also revealed that humans evolved in such a way as to have a tendency to judge and talk about other people happy. Although there are many categories of conversations with others, ranging from greetings, explanations, lying or telling secrets, but the most favored people are talking about someone else. In fact, though preceded by the topic of conversation about the weather, eventually they'll talk about other people.

Primatologist Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford UK says that gossip is not necessarily a bad thing. Dunbar explained that the gossip has gone through evolutionary selection as a way to unite groups of people.
At first, according to Dunbar, primates such as baboons live in groups and use self-care as a social tool to establish, maintain and break relationships. But in evolutionary history, humans as a large group and nobody have time to notice the appearance of lailn. Gossip or talk about others later succeeded him as social bonding adhesive.

Although gossip may naturally already present in any social environment, but humans are not born to gossip. Children learn the art of communication through the environment, ranging from polite to talk with the parents, not swearing at others, or use good grammar. Including, the habit of gossip about others. In other words, although we have a tendency to like gossip, but the joy was not to be nurtured. In fact, we can teach children to avoid gossip by way of "keeping the tongue" to did not often talk about the negative news about other people.

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