by Conscious Reminder
Toxic people are all around us. The odds are, you know a toxic person or two. Think about the people who are draining your energy whenever they are around.
You feel tired in their presence because you put in more energy to make the relationship work. Something doesn’t click when you are around them.
It is then essential that you learn how to spot the ones in your life. It will help you safeguard your time and your energy. Cutting a toxic person out is healthier for you in the future.
Here are some warning signs that somebody in your life is toxic:
1. They have nothing nice to say
You’ve had a good day–maybe you got a promotion, your baby said their first words, or you had a fun night out. When good things happen, we often have an instinctive need to share it with our loved ones. But if you’re don’t want to say it to someone because you know they will say something negative about it, it’s a sign that they are toxic.
Toxic people find it difficult to share in your joy. It is not you who is at fault, it is them.
2. Negativity is their modus operandi
Toxic people always look for the bad in every situation. They always have a multitude of reasons why any good thing is actually not good at all. The glass is never half-full for a toxic person. Being around that toxic energy can drag you down too. They don’t stop until you’re as miserable as them.
3. They want to start a fight
Everyone has a breaking point, and it is easy for you to want to say something back to the toxic person in your life. But know that they are trying to get a fight out of you. Draw your own boundaries, choose your own battles. It isn’t wise to expend your energy on someone’s toxicity all the time. Remember, if you engage in a fight with them, they win.
4. They are never in the wrong
Toxic people rarely take responsibility for their behavior. They won’t apologize, cooperate or change because of anything you say. They are not the kind of people who have your back, who help you feel better on a bad day or pick you up when you are down.
5. They will make you miserable
Toxic people have the power to make others feel miserable. You might expect something great out of an event, but they will always pollute it with their negativity. They will drain all the positivity from you.
When you have a toxic person in your life it is essential to remember that just because you would extend yourself for someone does not mean they will do the same for you.
The best way to deal with a toxic person is to limit your interactions with them. Conserve your energy to foster better relationships in your life.
Choose to have a great life.
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