A complaint says a lot more about a complainer than anything it says about something or someone else. When I complain, I let people know that I am not owning a negative situation. When I have no part in improving a situation, then I am communicating that I am a gossip. When I am complaining about a situation that involves no one but myself, I am communicating that I am not a solution oriented person. When I am held accountable for my complaints and demand the right to “vent,” I am demonstrating my lack of discernment. Great teammates are solution oriented and understand that complaining is never justified.