Proverbs 11:13 (NKJV) — 13 A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
The sure sign of a talebearer. When a person confidentially offers to share secret or privileged information, that person is a talebearer. No matter what they promise, talebearers will pass on any secrets someone tells them to others. It is foolish to tell talebearers anything of significance, for they will not keep a confidence. They will often offer to share confidential information in order to give them leverage and to obligate others to reciprocate by sharing confidential information with them. It is easy to distinguish a talebearer from a person with a faithful spirit: the talebearer reveals secrets, but the faithful person conceals them.