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5 Types of Toxic People To Never Keep Close

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WITH THAT SAID, HERE ARE 5 TYPES OF TOXIC PEOPLE TO KEEP AT A DISTANCE IN LIFE:

1. THOSE THAT SHIFT BLAME

“People who ruin their own lives have a strong tendency to blame other people when things go wrong.” – Dr. Daniel G. Amen

The odds are that we’ve all encountered people like this in our life. These are the types of individuals that personify the word “victimization.” In other words, they refuse to be accountable for anything that may bestow a sense of responsibility. Instead, they’ll intently shift said responsibility onto another that does not deserve such treatment.

Almost always, people that constantly blame others lack any semblance of self-control or self-discipline. They’re all too willing to sacrifice someone else to protect their own “good name.” Should you find yourself in the presence of such a person, the best course of action is to hold ground and refuse to partake in their victimizing words.

2. THOSE THAT ALWAYS COMPLAIN

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” – Benjamin Franklin

Ugh… it really sucks to be in the presence of a complainer. It’d be one thing if they’d keep their grievances to themselves; but no, instead they choose to verbalize them to anyone and everyone who will listen.

Interacting with someone who constantly complains is difficult, as it is often almost impossible to get a word in edgewise. Here’s an advantage, though – such people are often not very rational in either their inner or outer discourse. So, just listen and seek clarification. If they do indeed have a valid complaint, it’s at your discretion whether to engage in conversation. If instead, they choose to barrage you with unsubstantiated and irrational banter verbally, (absolutely) refuse to engage in such a manner.

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In other words, just walk away or ignore.

3. THOSE THAT INVITE OR INITIATE GOSSIP

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates

Gossipers (probably) exist in every nook and cranny of this planet.

Often, insecurity is at the root of gossip, as divulging (often untrue) tidbits about another human being makes gossipers feel better. Sadly, such individuals often thrive off adverse circumstances that someone is often going through. They give no mind, no empathy, no desistance to offering up (again, often untrue) statements about someone whose life they may negatively affect.

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