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7 Types of Toxic People to Avoid

Toxic people are considered to be energy drainers who feed off from others people’s psychic energy. They can drain, deplete, and exhaust you emotionally. A toxic person is anyone whose behavior adds negativity and upsets your life. Many times, people who are toxic are dealing with their own stresses and traumas. They act in ways that don't present them in the best light and usually upset others along the way. Such toxic people slowly plant seeds of destruction and utmost negativity around them and before you know it, you are a shadow of yourself. Thus, the foremost thing you need to do is to shove them out of your life by all means possible. If you want to have a peaceful life, then get rid of these 7 categories of toxic people:

1. Manipulative People.

Manipulative people are cunning and sly with a tendency to make others feel bad and doubt their abilities. This category of toxic people don’t show any interest in others except when getting them to willingly participate in their plans. Traits of manipulative people include ignoring others' boundaries and avoiding responsibility. They act aggressive one minute and the next minute they behave so nicely to keep you guessing and to prey on your fears and insecurities.

2. Hypercritics

For hyper critics, you are always wrong and anything you do is never good enough. No matter how hard you try they will somehow find a way to belittle your efforts. They exert so much negative energy and pessimism. Hypercritics will only drain your happiness and once you start trying to please them at all cost, you will end up emotionally stressed and devastated.

3. Narcissists

Narcissists generally lack empathy for others with superiority complexes. They monopolize conversations and love to talk about themselves. They are overly boastful and tend to exaggerate their own achievements to make others feel inferior. Besides being tricky, they are impatient, angry, unhappy, depressed or have mood swings when criticized. Nobody wants to stay around someone with such mixed-up emotions.

4. Jealous People

Of all the types of toxic people, the jealous ones seem to be a big challenge. They are envious of everything you do. They want to be like you and have the things you have, so they will often try to put you down, which only shows their low self-esteem. Jealous people are usually very insecure and pretentious.

5. Controllers.

It is pointless hanging around someone who always tries to control your every move. These set of toxic people use tactics such as keeping you away from your family, not letting you go out alone, deciding certain friends are not good for you and demanding that you break off contact permanently. Avoid people who spend time finding out about your schedule and demanding to know your every move. Such people hardly reveal their secrets but they expect to know yours.

6. Victim Players

These are people who derive so much pleasure in acting weak and vulnerable. They feel persecuted by everybody, mistreated and attacked and blame others even when they are at fault. Self-victimization is the exaggeration of victimhood for a variety of reasons like to justify abuse to others, manipulate others, seek attention and avoid taking responsibilities for their actions. If you’re around such a person, you’ll always be at fault whenever there’s an issue.

7. Dramatic people

Commonly called "drama kings and queens", they spend time creating situations and exaggerating every little thing. They are very judgmental and always search for opportunities to create trouble. If every day has something ‘horrible,’ ‘terrible,’ ‘awful,’ or ‘tragic’ in it, then you may be around a person who is prone to being overly dramatic. You should run for the hills.

If you have been tolerating toxic people, then it’s time for you to set boundaries for your own sanity. They will only rob you of your happiness and undermine your confidence to such an extent that they will make you feel insane. Their actions often stem from envy, insecurities, emotional problems and the desire for financial gain. Now you know how to identify and avoid them. If you know of any more kinds of toxic people, please share with us in the comments. Thanks for reading and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our blog. We've picked some more great articles below for you to enjoy next.

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