As you may have noticed by now, not all the people around you positively impact your life. You must know at least one person whose toxic aura towers over you and tries to pull you under. Okay, that might have come off a bit harsh… It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a bad person; they just might not have set a good example for you to follow.
However, if you want to succeed in life, you should be completely focused on your growth as a person. Don’t be afraid to let go of people who are holding you back. This doesn’t make you selfish. It’s just that you don’t have time to waste on dealing with toxicity and negativity. This is why I’ve compiled a list of things which will help you pinpoint who is a toxic person.
1. They don’t listen
Whenever this person comes over, it seems like they could talk forever. And when it’s your turn to share some news, they are either plain disinterested or interrupt you all the time. And after that, they may continue talking about themselves again.
2. They’re born manipulators
Their manipulation is so deeply imbued in their DNA that even the kindest individual would condemn this behavior. If you’ve ever been around or dated a person like this, you know how to detect these deliberately manipulative acts.
3. They don’t know how to apologize
It’s more probable that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un would straighten things out, rather than hearing a toxic person apologize. They frequently resort to lying instead of admitting their fault.
4. They’re constantly judging people
Do you know someone who’s often making rude comments about people they don’t even know? Well, this is the type of person you should definitely avoid.
5. They always seek attention
The easiest way to detect a person like this is in group conversations. They will always interrupt you, have something to add and try to dominate the conversation by being the loudest.
6. They’re masters at exaggerating things
These people make things be either ten times worse or better than they actually are.
7. They think they’re the best
An exceptional person wouldn’t tell you that he’s exceptional right? Instead, he would let others observe and come to this conclusion. But, toxic people usually talk about how great they are without being asked and without merit.
8. They ruin your mood
Ever had some really great news you wanted to share? Perhaps you got promoted or engaged? Well, a toxic person will immediately turn the good news into something negative and make it all about themselves.
9. They make you prove your worth
In the event that you had to do something useful or hang out with them a bit longer, they will always make you choose the latter and be all dramatic about it. Forget it. You don’t need to prove them anything.
10. They are fake
A toxic person is either a little too nice or a little too rude. There’s no middle ground with them. They’re kind only when it suits them.
11. They project onto you
Instead of owning up to their mistakes, they blame you for their problems.
So, if you’re dealing with someone who displays several of the above-mentioned behaviors on a regular basis, cut them out of your life. There’s no use in trying to change them as they can only achieve that themselves. And your well-being should be most important to you.