Someone said :
Everybody gossips to some extent, CZ.
There is an old adage in Spanish.
"Those who talk to you about other people will talk about you with other people."
What matters here is the intent behind the gossip.
Seriously, I frown upon the betrayal of trust. If it is harmless gossip, fine. If someone confided in you about their secret, then that's that. Sacrosanct. People who betray other people's confidences are beneath contempt.
@Blah... Well, I never!
Very very true, I have never trusted anyone who will tell me personal details about another because you may be damn sure they will happily tell others anything you might confide in them.. Everybody gossips to some extent about general stuff, its just an exchange of news a lot of the time, but if something is told in confidence or the details are personal then it should not be spread around..