When two people share a dislike of another person, it brings them closer.
If a person is willingly sharing a negative thought about another person with his / her friend, it brings them closer.
Gossip has long been an important part of our social lives . It doesn’ t matter if the gossip is true or false,
the main aim of it is to keep the social understanding between people intact .
Jennifer Boson , a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida reveals in her study that if someone is willing enough to risk revealing a negative
message to someone else , it makes the listener feel like he/ she is being trusted and is more likely to take
interest in the gossiper. It is easy for us to become closer to someone when we know that they are at a risk by revealing negative information
about someone else .
she also reveals that negative gossip not only helps in winning trust from others, but it also helps boost
self esteem of the one who is revealing the negativity of another person . Even a bit of gossip of a common rival amongst two people will spark a relation of friendship.