Trash talking is part of human nature, everyone does it. Thought it has a the reputation as being a bad thing, researches at Indiana University think otherwise. They say it can build trust and form bonds.
Depending on the topic, gossiping can sometimes leave you feeling guilty, but you don't realize the bonds you can form with the people you are gossiping with. You are sharing ideas and agreeing with one another. I can see this being true, but it all depends on the situation and the type of gossip. Sure, gossiping about someone or something can bring you closer to the person you are discussing this with depending if you are agreeing or disagreeing, but it can also be causing the person you are gossiping about pain. A lot of time, gossiping is trash talking. It causes another person to be embarrassed or insecure. Everyone has been talked about at least once in their life, but no matter how much harm it can cause them, they will most likely still continue to gossip about other people.