Top 10 Toxic People to Remove From Your Life
You’re the product of the five people you spend the most time with. If you allow even one of those five people to be toxic, you give them the power to destroy you. Today on Coffee with Colleen, I’ll show you how to spot the top ten types of Toxic people.
Being exposed to toxic people causes your brain to have a massive stress response. And stress can have long-lasting negative impacts on not just your brain but your overall health. Toxic people don’t just make you miserable they make you sick and dumber.
- The Critic. Critics may constantly insult your beliefs, appearance, and thoughts because they have low self-esteem and want to be in control. However, judgmental people stifle your desire to be a passionate, expressive person, so you’re best off cutting them out and being yourself.
- The Gossip. If they’re talking about others, they’re talking about YOU. Gossipers derive pleasure from other people’s misfortunes. But there are too many positives out there and too much to learn from interesting people. So don’t waste your time talking about the misfortune of others.
- The Temperamental. Some people have absolutely no control over their emotions and should grow in Emotional Intelligence. Because their lack of control over their emotions makes you feel bad for them, Temperamental people are tough to dump from your life.
- The Victim. Victims are tough to identify because you initially empathize with their problems. But as time passes, you realize their “time of need” is all the time.
- The Self-Absorbed. You can usually tell when you’re hanging around self-absorbed people because you start to feel completely alone. They stonewall (which means they refuse communication to evade the issue). You’re merely a tool used to build their self-esteem, which can cause you to harbor feelings of resentment and guilt. If you are trying to communicate with a person you know well and he or she refuses to be honest and open with you, you may want to reconsider why you are in that relationship in the first place.
- The Envious. To them, the grass is always greener somewhere else. Even when something great happens to envious people, they don’t derive any satisfaction from it. They cause you to trivialize your own accomplishments the longer you’re around them.
- The Passive-Aggressive. The most common examples include repeatedly keeping you waiting or making you late for an appointment. By denying your feelings, sarcasm, and backhanded compliments help you identify a passive-aggressive person.
- The Black Hole. When a Black Hole enters the room, it goes dark, people get cold, and they begin to recall their worst memories. They see the glass as half empty, and they can inject fear and concern into innocent situations.
- The Twisted. These people are either out to hurt you get something from you. They may want to make you feel bad as they derive satisfaction from your misery and pain. However, they are easy to spot, so The Twisted are simple to get out of your life!
- The Arrogant Narcissist. The narcissist (a personality disorder) acts like he or she is God’s gift to the universe, knows everything, is the best at everything—and is not afraid to tell you so. But you will never be able to measure up in their eyes. They’re always competing, refuse to compromise, and lack empathy.