This is one of those silly things that I often find myself wondering, like what we would buy if we won the lottery. I'm not a particularly gossipy person but I still say some pretty mean things about people behind their back on occasion so I know people must do the same about me. Personally I think I'd find it horrifying to listen to all the negative things people - and I'd guess also friends and family - had said about me but listening to all the good would be an humongous ego boost. The worry would be that the tape with the bad stuff filled both sides and the good stuff tape didn't fill a track...
I honestly don't know.....possibly depends who the source was. I think I shouldn't know everything my DH thinks about me....just trust what he says. I know he loves me but I'm sure he is irritated by stuff that would hurt me if I knew about it.
I do worry about what others think of me and say about me when I am not there - but then I also think it is important to get the context of who said it and when ... I have had some well-deserved bad press.
I think this is the part where you have to grow a thicker skin as there isn't a lot you can do about the opinion of others
no. Because A it's just not positive to want to put yourself through that, and B, people are more likely to say bad things than good so it's more likely you would have more bad comments even if that wasn't the general feeling.
That's true Spooks. You could entirely trust someone as a best friend and it could then be totally scuppered. Argh makes me itch thinking about it! I couldn't even read someone's diary if it was left open in front of me.
It's a bloody good question. I think I would as I think people who really know me wouldn't say anything too bad. Think it would be more acquaintances who didn't know me who would be negative. And I could handle that. What would be upsetting is if your best mates had said something horrible about you, that wouldn't be fun. Um I've changed my mind, I don't want to know!
Now you see I happen to know that my Aunt in law has texted some rather vile things about me to my MIL as MIL has told me, I said I didn't want to know what was said...but I do want to, a little bit... morbid curiosity I suppose.
In answer to the OP, no, I wouldn't want to, I would be scared that the bad would outweigh the good.