Depends on what you say about other people. I can speak on all three subjects but usually tend to most talk about other people. I hope others wouldn't count me as a small person for loving to talk about my family and friends, I care about them, and they are a large part of my life, so I talk about them. I want others to appreciate them as I do, and see the great work they do. I know I'm a good writer, and a decent photographer, but I prefer to brag about others rather than myself. Maybe that makes me a small person, but I think that just makes me a person who takes joy in my family. I don't know, and maybe I'm taking the quote too seriously, it just bugged me. The quote's right if you limit "talking about other people" to shallow gossip with things and ideas showing one's intelligence and ability to think abstractly....Okay, I've rambled enough.