Life can be hard in a lot of cases, but if you allow toxic people to be in your life it would be even worse! Therefore, you need a list of the kinds of toxic people you should keep away from, to include the following:
The Negative People
One of the main kinds of toxic people to keep away are negative people. Many of these can’t say a positive thing at all and definitely want you to fail. Negatively causes you to doubt yourself and not like yourself, which is bad for your self-esteem. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t accomplish your dreams!
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” – Will Smith
The People Who Give You False Praise
These people will tell you to your face that they are happy for you, i.e. happy you are getting married, happy you got promoted, happy you lost weight, etc. But in reality, they are jealous and hate your guts. They are always telling lies and will gossip about you to everyone else when you are not in the room.
People Who Interrupt Your Alone Time
It’s vital at times for us to have some time to ourselves and be alone to relax and recharge. We don’t do it because we don’t want to be with our loved ones, we do it just because everyone needs a bit of alone time from now and then. But there are people out there who can’t stand to let others relax and have that time to themselves. These people will even find a way to interrupt you when they have been told time and time again not to bother you at specific timeframes.
People Who Are Grouchy And Complain All The Time
This isn’t the people who once in a while are a bit touchy or complain about something. It means those who never do anything except complain and moan about everything from their family to their health day in and day out, and never have a positive word to say to anyone. They also blame everyone for their bad luck except themselves. Did they get a bad grade? Well, the teacher must not be good enough. Did they fail to get a raise? Their boss must have been in a bad mood or hates them. It really doesn’t matter. They will find a reason for being a grouch. Even if they somehow won the lotto these people who likely say, oh well I only won one million and last week the prize was two million.
People Who Are Judgmental
Then there are the people who like to judge others for any and everything. No matter what you do good or bad they are going to judge you. You could have given 100 bucks to your favorite charity and they would say you should have given more or to a different place. Or they would tell you that if you got sick it was your own fault for walking outside without a coat, etc. If you do anything they don’t like or have some negative opinion about they will quickly berate you and tell you how you should have done something. This isn’t the same thing as constructive criticism meant to help you! No! It is the type that digs into your soul and hurts you, so it is not hard to tell the difference because they don’t have your best interests at heart.
People Who Want To Control You
Then there are the people who want to be controlling. They think they are the only ones who have the right idea on something and will try to force you to do things their way. They will call you five minutes after you leave the house to demand where you are and who you are with. They are the bosses who are micromanaging and making it impossible to do your job since they won’t give you five minutes to do it and always tell you that you are doing things wrong. They try to manipulate you and give you advice even when you know you are doing something right. And if you try to ignore them, they will berate you for not listening to their opinion.
People Who Are Lazy
Lazy-toxic people suck the soul right out of us. They do whatever they can to get out of doing something and force you to do it for them. Even if they signed up for something they will call in sick or do something else to get out of it.
“When you are pursuing your dreams, they will call you crazy because they are lazy. They never know you are a hero who just jumped away from step zero. Stay away from negative people; they will only pollute you.” – Israelmore Ayivor
People Who Cause You To Waste Time
And then there are the folks who are always wasting your time. They want attention and they want to dominate the conversation. This is different than your friends wanting to spend time with you. It is people who merely need someone, anyone to pay attention to their constant needs, and they always want to talk about themselves. They are not doing anything to help you achieve success or be a better person. They tend to always want one last thing or to tell one last story even if it’s midnight and you want to go to bed because you work early in the morning.
People Who Act The Victim
These are the ones who always have to one-up you on the bad things in life. They draw you in so you will feel sorry for them, ask for your help, like to let them borrow money for lunch. But then they do the same thing again the following day and you know it is just them trying to take advantage of your good nature. They say nothing is their fault and won’t take responsibility for their actions.
All in all, there are lots of types of toxic people we all need to keep out of our lives, and these are just a few examples. Watch out for them, toxic people, so you can avoid them and have a truly successful life in the future!