Toxic people may be among your friends, relatives, your colleagues at work, or even your lover or life partner. After spending time with them, you would feel sad, angry, and worthless. They make you feel like an inferior or a lesser person. You would feel like your energy is drained and you begin to have negative thoughts about yourself. For personal growth and the all-around development of an individual, it is very important that you are surrounded by lovable people who really care about you. Stay away from toxic people if you want a happy and healthy life. If it is not possible to avoid them, remind them that their behavior is toxic and talk to your friends or colleagues about their toxic nature. 

Now, let us consider some behaviors of toxic people:-

Dream crusher:- A toxic person always tries to discourage you. He will make negative comments about your goals. Let’s say you reveal to your friend group that you want to become a rich businessman. Usually, genuine friends would support and encourage you to aim for that goal. But if there is a toxic person in your group, he would say, “You are too dumb to become rich. You don’t have what it takes to become rich. You are stupid.” He may even laugh at you because they think you are too stupid to have such a big goal. So, these toxic people are dream crushers. Stay away from such toxic people.

Superiority complex:- Toxic people have a lot of superiority complex. They think they know everything and all the other people are stupid. As a result, they will treat you like an inferior. They will deliberately say rude things to hurt you. Avoid such toxic people.

Gossip Girls and Gossip Boys:- Gossip is usually neutral, but toxic people do negative gossip. Most people assume that only girls gossip, but boys are equally gossiping in nature. A toxic person would repeatedly say bad things about you in your absence. If a person is saying bad things about someone in front of you, he would do the same thing to you when you are not present. Stay away from such toxic people.

Centre of attention and conversational narcissist:- A narcissist person thinks he is very important than other people. They always want to be the center of attention. They want everyone to watch them only. When you are in a group, that person won’t let other people talk. Only he or she would talk. They love to talk or hear themselves talk. They are not interested in what other people have to say. In simple terms, they are like barking dogs that don’t listen to other people’s opinions.

 Jealousy: Toxic people are often jealous of other people’s achievements. They envy you. Let’s say you have got a job in a great company. Instead of congratulating you as a friend, that toxic person would become unhappy and aggressive. And typically, their jealousy comes out as judgment, criticism, or gossip. He or she would undermine your achievement because he cannot see you being happy and successful. “Oh, anyone can get a job like this. That company hires only average people.”

Control freak:- A toxic person wants to control everything and everyone around them. They want to be in charge of what you do, what you say, and even what you think. They become angry when you disagree with them, and won’t stop trying to convince you that they are right and you should do what they say.

Spiritual vampires:- Have you ever come across a person who is always in a negative mood. These are the people who always have something sad, negative, or pessimistic to say. In conversations and relationships, they can never see the positive and tend to bring everyone down with them. If you’re with someone and they only have bad things to say whenever you see them, avoid them.

Arrogance:- Toxic people are incredibly arrogant and see their personal opinions as facts. This is because they often think they are the smartest person in the room, so they see every conversation and person as a challenge that must be won over. They rarely see others as equals.

Lack of empathy: - When you are going through a problem in your life, normal people would empathize with you and try to comfort you. But a toxic person will not show any empathy. He would say things like, “So what? You should have done the work on time. No excuses. “

“So what! What is the big deal if you have fever?

Life is too short to spend time with toxic people. Tell them to walk away. Block them on your mobile. Remove them from your friend list. You deserve good, lovable people around you. 


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