Toxic people come in many forms. But they do have some traits in common. Here are 6 signs that can help you identify a toxic person.
1. They don’t ever admit making a mistake
Toxic people don’t care about sound arguments or facts. All they care about is to make you believe that they’re right. And they will try to convince you even when the opposite is obvious.
2. They don’t listen when others are talking
For these people, the only point of view that is worth something is their own. They are extremely self-involved so they don’t listen when others talk. Unless, of course, somebody says something that can be used against him. Then, they are all ears.
3. They play the victim
Somehow, these people are under the impression that the world has treated them unfairly. In reality, they project their unfair behavior on others. That’s why they see themselves as victims, not the abusers they really are.
4. They like to brag
They’re all about themselves. Bragging and being self-absorbed is what makes these people particularly toxic. So toxic that it becomes very draining for the others, especially empaths or introverts.
5. They lie a lot (and I mean a lot!)
In their opinion, truth is for the fools. They will use lies and exaggeration in order to get what they want. And the lies are usually about how wonderful they are, about their innumerable achievements or about how terrible other people are.
6. They try to control everybody around them
Because they consider themselves perfect, they feel entitled to tell everyone around them how to live their lives. They don’t respect anybody else enough to trust them to have a good idea or finish a project.
Beware of these behaviors and keep your distance from toxic people! Please, share this!