Leeches. Vultures. Parasites. Scavengers. Bloodsuckers. Toxic people.
Yep. Believe it or not, these species are all the same. Whether they suck your blood, feed on your energy and happiness, lure you, hunt you down and kill you, they all exist to make your life a living hell.
Considering that we already live in a world based on lies, manipulative tricks and deception, I believe we’ve all come across a person who fits that description.
But, if you haven’t, here are 8 things that are common for every toxic person out there.
Beware their evil claws because…
1. THEY ARE EXTREMELY JUDGEMENTAL
Toxic people are known for being too judgmental. The thing is, they have tons of insecurities, but they’d never do such thing as accepting their own flaws. So, the best way to release their anger is to let it all out on you. In other words, everything they notice in another person is already deep down inside their empty souls.
“You are overly emotional”; “You are insufferable”; “You made me do this, It’s your fault.”
2. THEY ARE MANIPULATIVE
Their main goal is to get others to do anything they want. Even if that requires treating people without any respect. Toxic people are supreme manipulators. It’s all about them, their needs, and their sick methods for fulfilling them.
3. THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN FEELINGS
Instead of embracing their emotions, they tend to project them on other people. It’s a part of their sick defensive mechanism that helps them escape the brutal reality and live in their shallow, distorted, and evil world. If you even try to point this out to them, they’ll immediately defend their perspective and put the blame on you for arguing.
4. THEY DON’T BOTHER TO APOLOGIZE
Oh, you didn’t know? Well, it’s never their fault. So, don’t think that a toxic person will ever try to apologize to you. They’d rather make you suffer for their wrongdoings than face the consequences themselves.
5. THEY ARE UNPREDICTABLE
One of the most important things about them is the fact that they are hard to keep up with. No matter how much you try, toxic people are unpredictable, inconsistent, unstable and completely unreliable.
You can share a moment of laughter with them, and then regret you even met them in the next one.
6. THEY MAKE YOU DOUBT YOURSELF
It’s their greatest skill – How to make someone feel like a worthless piece of sh*t in less than 10 minutes. They are supreme manipulators and wicked players when it comes to satisfying their needs. So, if they need to, they’ll make you doubt yourself, they’ll put you down and erase your sanity until you no longer have a real sense of self.
7. THEY ARE NEVER SUPPORTIVE OR INTERESTED IN THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU
Toxic individuals are never interested in your life. They will never support your goals or inspire you to grow. On the contrary, they’ll make you even more insecure and take away any feeling of confidence you had before.
Remember, people who put you down instead of lifting you up shouldn’t be a part of your life. Don’t give your soul to everyone.
8. THEY MAKE YOU DEFEND YOURSELF
They will make you uncertain about things you know, they will convince you that black is white, and they’ll trick you into thinking that their problem is actually your fault.
This will eventually result in you defending yourself when you’re not even the one to blame.
Beware. They don’t focus on solutions, they focus on problems.
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