Life is just a chain of fortunate and not-so-fortunate events. So, I’m sure we’ve all had the horrible experience to be deceived by a person who once was our “friend”. We’ve all faced the terrible pain of having our hearts broken.
Whether it was a relationship or a friendship, we’ve all been poisoned. We’ve all had some kind of toxicity in our lives.
Toxic people are the biggest waste in the world. They will suck you dry. They will squeeze out your last drop of energy and leave you begging for mercy.
It’s a common fact that we’re the average of the people we tend to spend the most time with. It’s in our nature to absorb everything around us. We’ve been doing that since we were little kids and we’ll continue doing it until we die.
So, it is extremely important to understand that we have to do everything in our power to protect our lives from any harmful energy.
Here are 8 harmful behaviors toxic people tend to show before exposing themselves:
1. THEY APOLOGIZE TO NO ONE
They would rather lie to you and make you feel miserable before they admit any fault.
Because guess what? They don’t feel bad about themselves. The blame is always on you.
2. THEY BELITTLE EVERYONE
And, if you somehow find yourself in a company of a toxic person, brace yourself. They won’t miss the chance to bring you down and make fun of your insecurities.
Being in the center of attention makes them feel extremely powerful. It gives them a certain sense of superiority. They are addicted to it.
3. MANIPULATION IS IN THEIR BLOOD
One of their most common behaviors is manipulation. If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a professional manipulator, you’ll know what I’m talking about. They will lie to you in the worst way possible.
Not only will they veto your attempts to reveal the truth, but they’ll also make you the bad guy. So, you better back off and get as far as you can. You’ll never win this game.
4. THEY’LL FORCE YOU TO MAKE THEM A NO.1 PRIORITY
These emotional leeches have the power to nest in your life and get you high and addicted in a blink of an eye.
They won’t stop until you prove just how much you need them in your life. They’ll even make you choose between yourself and them. If you by any chance dare to choose the opposite, I suggest you better start running.
5. THEY HIDE THEIR TRUE SELF BENEATH MILION LAYERS OF FAKENESS
True self, is that even a thing? Because they certainly don’t have one. Toxic people possess many personalities which they tend to change in order to adapt to a new situation.
They are calm, collected and they have everything figured out. You’ll never know their next move. And sadly, that’s exactly what makes them so powerful.
6. THEY EXAGGERATE A LOT
And when I mean a lot, I mean a lot, a lot. Why should things be simple when they can be complicated as hell?
Toxic people enjoy increasing the severity of a certain situation. It’s in their blood to make things appear scarier than they actually are.
7. THEY TEND TO RUIN YOUR HAPPINESS
If you have some good news you want to share, please don’t do it in front of a toxic person. They are wicked, greedy and jealous creatures who’ll do anything to see you miserable just because they secretly hate their lives.
They can’t stand your success. They can’t bring themselves to even look at you. They’ll ruin everything for you and make you feel bad.
You’ve been warned.
8. PROJECTION IS THEIR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON
It is known as the most powerful, manipulation trick up their sleeves. Instead of owning up to their mistakes, they’ll put the blame on you and call it a day.
Suddenly, you’re the one who “behaves irrationally”, and you are the one whose attitude is bringing them down. “You are in bad mood.”; “You are not enough.”
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