Toxic people can be found everywhere. But oftentimes, we tend to be blinded and not see their true colors.
If you are wondering whether there is a toxic person in your life, watch out for these 10 traits that are common to all toxic people.
1. THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHETHER THEIR ACTIONS WILL HURT SOMEONE
Toxic people don’t care about it other people would get upset with their actions. They will often go out of their way to make others feel uncomfortable and feel bad about themselves, not caring about their feelings.
2. THEY ARE MASTERS OF MANIPULATION
They want to have the complete control of everything, including you. They will use all their tricks they know to manipulate you and get what they want out of you.
3. YOU FEEL FORCED TO CONSTANTLY PROVE YOURSELF TO THEM
Toxic people will force you to explain everything you do and prove yourself to them because they want you to depend on them and their approval. It’s their way of controlling you.
4. THEY SAY THE ‘NICEST’ THINGS IN THE MOST SPITEFUL MANNER
Even when they say the nicest things and compliment you, you can just feel that they are not honest. You can sense the ‘evilness’ and spitefulness behind their sweet words.
5. THEY NEVER FEEL A NEED TO APOLOGIZE
They may even say that they are sorry, but you know that they are not being honest. They neither admit their wrongdoings nor do they own up to the things they are guilty of doing. And if you manage to get an apology out of them, it is always a fake one.
6. THEY ARE SNEERING ARMCHAIR CRITICS
They just love to judge others. They can sit all day, judging other people, but they can never take being judged back.
7. SUPPORT? WHAT’S THAT?
If you expect support from a toxic person – forget it. Toxic people are not able to support others because they secretly don’t want their friends or other people to succeed and be better than them. They want to be on top no matter what.
8. THEY CAN TURN ANYONE INTO AN EMOTIONAL AND DEFENSIVE MESS
Toxic people have the power to toy with other people’s emotions and turn them into emotional wrecks, always on the defensive and unable to control themselves and their emotions.
9. THEY EXAGGERATE (A LOT)
They always make everything better or worse than it really is. They are constantly tearing others down while building themselves up.
10. THEY HAVE A SHORT TEMPER
They are always quick to get bewildered and angry whenever something is not going their way. They want everything to happen according to their plans and other people to follow their instructions, otherwise, they’ll get mad.
Do you have a person like this in your life?
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