Be honest. For everyone's sake and for your own! Are you a gossiper? Are you an instigator?
At every job I've worked at people like to say that they don't (of course) and 5 minutes later they are talking crap about someone to me.
I get the working somewhere for years can cause this type of closeness where people feel they can gossip, but there also gets a point where things are toxic.
Almost every job I had, women flock to me (since I was the new girl) and talked my ear off about each other. When I started finance, being that I am one of the few women in the office I thought this wouldn't be a thing.
But it still exists everywhere! So, are you part of this problem? Or are you on the other end of it.