The Traits of Toxic People

What is this mysterious crowd of individuals we hear about called toxic people? And why are they toxic?

The personalities of toxic people are prone to contain traits found in codependency—they seek to control people for their personal gain. Their thought process tends to be subjective and narcissistic, and their behavior is chronically taxing and frustrating.

The agenda for most toxic people is to take advantage of others. They are masterstoxic people2 of control—not a psychologically healthy self-control, but the psychologically unhealthy dominating control of others. They use people.

Toxic people can appear to care about you, but typically the goodwill is not genuine, it’s a front, a scam. They resist supporting your goals for personal development because they want your time and attention on their needs and their agenda. By manipulating you, they lead you away from your pursuits and manipulate your devotion to theirs.

toxic people1Dr. Travis Bradberry states: Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. (read Dr. Bradberry’s article here)

You probably know some toxic people—they might be co-workers, they might even be friends, odds are you have a toxic person in your family, or you might live with someone toxic.

Toxic people are sly. They edge their way into your life, and before you know it, they’re creating chaos and drafting you into their woes and problems. Toxic individuals are exhausting to be around, and they can have a negative impact on your career and personal goals in life.

The distractions and stress that toxic people bring into your life are usually costly. Most mental health clinicians would recommend ending relationships with a toxic person for your well being. You deserve to have genuine friends and loved ones who value you without selfish motives.

Alexendra Palmer states: Detoxing makes you feel lighter, happier and healthier. Doing a food detox is easy, but what about getting rid of toxic people? (You can read Alexendra Palmer’s 5 Ways Your Life Will Improve After You Purge It Of Toxic People here.)

The sooner you remove toxic people from your life, the better.

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