10 Tips On How To Deal With Rumors About Yourself

One of the worst things ever, especially in school, is having to deal with rumors about yourself. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that no matter how “popular” you are or not, you will have to deal with at least one nasty rumor about yourself. Rumors happen to all of us, and even when they’re not that bad, they’re still horrible (if that makes sense).

When I was in college, I worked in a restaurant, and a rumor somehow started about me hooking up with someone. It wasn’t true, but that didn’t matter. No one was outwardly mean about it, but I knew people were talking about it when I wasn’t around, and sometimes I would get teased for it in a joking way that didn’t feel very funny to me. No matter how many times I denied it, the rumor just wouldn’t go away. I’m sure that there are some people from that job who still believe it, actually.

As frustrating as the experience was, it taught me a lot about dealing with rumors and gossip. Since I know a lot of you have to go through the same thing, I put some tips together so you can get through this rough time with grace and maturity – unlike the people spreading the rumors. Here are 10 tips on how to deal with rumors about yourself.

Have you ever had to deal with a rumor that was spread about you? What did you do? What tips did I forget? Tell me in the comments!


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  • kazey

    i agree thx for the advice

  • PieLover2808

    I agree so much with all of these! I know from experience that it’s really hard to stay true to yourself whenever people start spreading rumors like that. You may even start to think that you’re not good enough, but whatever happens, just remember to keep your head up high and follow these tips! Keep up the great work, Gurl!