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 It  is indeed sad to know that even your best friend or someone you truly trust will talk about you behind your back. It is a pastime with people who have no life of their own that they will discuss and ridicule others but themselves. It is just like making excuses for every shortcomings they have.
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“As well as their breath, body odor, speech patterns, and the way they walked, not to mention general discussion based on the perception that the participant who had left the room was most likely a world-class prick.”
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According to the data, 89 percent of volunteers appeared to listen attentively to the subject’s receding footsteps, 47 percent raised their eyebrows and smirked as the subject left, and 23 percent mouthed the words “what the f—!” to others in the room as the door was closing, which usually triggered bouts of stifled giggling.
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Perhaps most exciting was the 9 percent of volunteers who silently flipped the subject off as they left the room. Phillips said the lower-order cognitive functions responsible for knee-jerk gossiping may have played an ancient role in survival by encouraging those in proximity to band together.
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“Our findings will come as a great shock to the millions of Americans who have assumed people do not speak derisively about them as soon as they are out of earshot,” said Dr. Edward Phillips, a professor of sociology at Utah State University and lead author of the study. “This phenomenon affects nearly everyone. If you have ever feared that people whom you considered to be good friends were mercilessly mocking and insulting you shortly after you left their presence, your fears are almost certainly 100 percent correct.”

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“It seems that the only people immune to this are the 7 percent of the population simply too dull and boring to even make fun of,” Phillips added.

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63 percent of the trials, one or more volunteers performed exaggerated—though often accurate and extremely amusing—impressions of the person who had left

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Amazingly, even if the volunteers knew nothing about the exiting subject, they could still engage in lengthy derision of that person’s weight, hairstyle, and clothing choices
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