When you gossip how do you know if what you are saying is the absolute truth? The whole story, or only part of the truth? The answer is you don’t, there are always two sides to every story.
Saying something behind a persons back, saying something we wouldn’t say to their face; it hurts them, it tears them down. It is best to avoid a person that talks too much. If they are a gossip to others they can be about you too.