Tempted to share a juicy bit of gossip? Stop and think before you speak. If the person you are talking to is more or less a stranger, they may know the person you’re gossiping about, and it could get back to them. That might hurt you, and possibly your chance to make a positive connection, in the future.

When it becomes known that you’re a person who shares other people’s business, you will be seen as untrustworthy.