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  • Writer's pictureTarshi Mack

5 Signs That You Are Surrounded with Toxic People

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At some point in life, you might have come across a toxic person, talked to them, and now consider them someone you can trust. There are two types of toxic people. The first type makes you feel like you are missing something important and aren’t enough despite seeing that your life is going well and you are happy. Their actions lower your confidence to a degree you start to doubt yourself before making any decision. The second type makes you feel guilty by forcing you to suppress your happiness because their life is not going well.

Did you know that toxic people can affect your health? According to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, being in a negative relationship increases a person’s chances of having diabetes, metabolism issues, and heart disease.

You never know that the person closest to you claiming to be your best friend is leeching all the color from your life, making you feel stressed and depressed all the time. Cutting off communication with such people is not a practical solution. However, not paying attention to them and putting yourself first is a great start. This strategic thinking will save you from getting drawn in, and you can walk away unscathed.

However, you first need to recognize these people in your circle. Here are five signs that can help you identify a toxic person:

1.You Feel Exhausted

Toxic people are like vampires; they suck the happiness and energy out of you. You will always find yourself emotionally depleted around them. They will try downplaying your happiness, no matter how small it is.

2.You Have a Negative View of Life

One of the biggest traits of a toxic person is that they force you to see the world through a negative lens. As a result, you always see the bad around you.

3.You Always Stay In a Bad Mood

Toxic people can be a source of your crankiness. If you surround yourself with happy people, you will feel happy, and vice versa. Since toxic people like to create a fuss out of everything, you will always feel stressed around them.

4.You Can’t Say No

Saying “no” does not make you a bad person. We can’t be a “Yes Man” because agreeing to everything said to you will invite chaos. When you constantly say “yes,” toxic people assume they can walk all over you, and they take it as an invitation to enter and settle in your life.

5.You Are Surrounded by Drama

Have you ever noticed that somehow, you end up in the middle of someone else’s drama? That’s the world of toxic people! They will try to drag you down with them wherever you go. With them by your side, you will always be in a funk.

Now that you know the signs of a toxic person, do you think you have one in your life? If you do, it’s time to channel your strategic thinking and confidence-building powers. You will need them to fight the toxic people encroaching on your life.


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