There are billions of people out there and it is normal that during your lifetime you will meet all different kinds of them. And every now and then you will meet someone toxic. Someone who is so abrasive and negative that you feel bad just being around them.
And if you are doubting whether it’s you or it’s them, here are 7 signs which immediately give toxic people away.
1. THEY BADMOUTH OTHERS
If you meet someone who in your presence badmouths others, it is a sign that they are not good people. Talking sh*t behind someone’s back is a very low thing to do, and it is a common thing for toxic people. So, best is to walk away from them.
2. THEY COMPLAIN NONSTOP
Toxic people are extremely negative people. They are the pessimists of the world. They always find something to complain about. Their life always sucks in some way, because their toxicity makes them unable to see and appreciate the good things.
3. THEY THINK THEY ARE ENTITLED TO SPECIAL TREATMENT
Toxic people feel that everyone should bend over backward to please them and cater to their needs. They feel enraged when someone doesn’t perform the way they expect them to.
4. THEY BOAST ABOUT THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
They can go on and on boating about themselves and everything they have. And people who do this are often compensating about their flaws and shortcomings. Toxic people may even take someone else’s accomplishment and make it all about themselves.
5. THEY MAKE YOU FEEL DEFENSIVE
They intentionally may say some things in passing about you and your life to make you feel bad about yourself and your choices. So, it is up whether you allow them or not. Don’t let them bring you down. Know your worth always. Toxic people can’t bring down confident individuals.
6. THEY HAVE ZERO INTEREST IN YOUR LIFE
Yes, they will talk to you, but they won’t ask anything meaningful about yourself and your life simply because – they don’t care. Toxic people are only interested in and obsessed with themselves and their image.
7. THEY MAKE YOU FEEL BAD
It’s exhausting to be around toxic individuals. They can make anyone feel bad about themselves. So, if you find yourself around someone who gives off bad vibes and brings you down you have a choice. And your choice should be to leave.
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