“ A man is known by the company he keeps ”
Choosing your circle wisely has a big impact on your life. That’s why you should surround yourself with people who bring you joy and push you to be the best version of yourself. There are types of people that should be avoided for the sake of your inner peace and your self-rise.
1- The energy-sucker :
Ugh, this type of person is so tiring! Aptly named, once you enter in a discussion they leave you dry, they are never satisfied and they always want more. They feed on the energy of others, and give them nothing in return. You find yourself fixing their lives, adopting their problems
Thus, you’re feeling exhausted, out of energy, and you keep wondering why!
2- The chronic complainer :
Invading you with every disappointment of their life, this kind of person will always make you feel frustrated.
Watch out for their incessant negativity that will affect you sooner or later, and you will start seeing things with their eyes, you will always feel that nothing is ever quite enough.
3- The pessimistic :
Pessimism is a whole different breed from complaining! Spending time with someone who has a negative outlook on life will take a toll on your mental health, you wont notice but you will have a constant negative attitude towards everything in your life, and you will be unable to see the bright side of things, even if it does exist!
Don Marquis once said : “ A PESSIMIST IS A PERSON WHO HAS HAD TO LISTEN TO TOO MANY PESSIMISTS “
4- The selfish one :
Walking over people to reach your own happiness is far away from being called “self-love” because in every relationship, there must be a give-and-take, whatever you extract from people, must be given back in return to maintain a healthy relationship.
Putting your needs and goals before everyone else and being able to harm them just to reach your own satisfaction is called “selfishness”, and dealing with this type will make your life miserable.
5- The critic :
Criticism is such a good way to push others to correct their mistakes and to do better, unless it is constructive, otherwise, it becomes discouraging and will lower your self-esteem. That’s why if you can’t deal with criticism and use it in a positive way to improve yourself, cut criticizing people from your life before they end up killing your ambitions.
7- The manipulator :
If you start feeling controlled and under pressure from someone close, RUN AWAY IT IS MANIPULATION !
The most well-known sign of a toxic relationship is manipulation, and this is the hardest type of person that you can deal with, the one who always plays games to seize their power over you, and you’re not even noticing, you might even like it in the first place. But in the long term, it becomes smothering and abusive.
8- The victim :
With this type, you’ll always be blaming yourself for the smallest things, they will make you feel bad about yourself, misleading you that they are always THE VICTIM !
Victimhood claims that when bad things happen it is always the fault of something or someone but never theirs! This type wallows in negativity and will force it upon others.
To conclude, all I can say is, when dealing with these kinds of toxicity, setting boundaries is essential, even if it seems feasible for you at first, you have to learn to say NO and walk away, and trust me, it will save you a lot of time, and wasted energy.
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