A toxic person is usually characterized as being insecure, self-centred, jealous, manipulative, domineering and controlling.
How do you know if you are in relationship with a toxic person? They tend to suck the sweetness out of your life and emotionally shred you.
The following are 10 common signs that a person is toxic;
🦋 You’re left feeling emotionally exhausted after spending time with them.
🦋 They try to intimidate, blame or shame you to get their way.
🦋 They try control you with guilt.
🦋 They easily anger and lash out.
🦋 They can’t take ‘no’ as an answer.
🦋 They see themselves as a victim, to garner attention and sympathy.
🦋 They give ambiguous back-handed compliments.
🦋 They have no respect for your boundaries.
🦋 They don’t take responsibility for their own feelings.
🦋 They are self-centred, uncaring and unsupportive.
Essentially, toxic people are not interested in you and your life. They are interested in how you can be an asset for them, how they can use you for their own benefit.
You cannot change them!
You deserve to have respectful, supportive and appreciative people in your life. Life is too short to spend time with people who don’t inspire you to be your best self, living your authentic life.
I hope you will use this post as a springboard to immunize yourself against the toxic people in your life, to walk away! 🦋