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Some people have nothing better to do than to try and bring you down. It could be that they are sick, or needy, or just pure evil, and that doesn’t mean you need to lay down and accept their behavior. You need to learn how to deal with toxic people and go on living your life without them.
How to identify the toxic people in your life?
In life, there will always be people who will threaten and sabotage your growth and happiness. They are the people who think you can’t be any better than them, who can’t stand the sight of seeing you happy, and who don’t want to see you improve because their own lives are crap.
Here are just a few traits of toxic people:
Learning how to deal with them is crucial to your health, success, and happiness.
Books about dealing with difficult people
If you want to learn more about dealing with difficult people, one or more of these books might help you.
Toxic People: 10 Ways Of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life MiserableNot Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty… Psychopath Free : Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the KeysEmotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry,In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding & Dealing with Manipulative PeopleNasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by Them without Stooping to Their LevelToxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job
Here are ways to manage and remove these difficult people from your life without stooping down to their level and sacrificing your class.
How To Deal With Toxic People In Your Life
1. Walk away from them
Toxicity tolerance is different for each person. So, when having them around you is really making you sick and is affecting your mood badly every single day, one of your options is to cut them out of your life. Walk away from them. Let them live their life and you live yours.
In love, for instance, I don’t understand why so many women stay in unhappy relationships just because of the fear of being single. They know exactly what hurts them and they know where to draw the line. They are just scared at the thought of perpetual loneliness that can be a single life.
Here are some of the things that you should keep in mind so you won’t fear clearing a path to a new phase of your life:
- The feeling that you’ve let the wrong person go doesn’t indicate that you’ll miss out on a lifetime of happiness.
- Letting go of someone that only brings you down helps you eliminate insecurities and negative voices in your head telling you that you’re not good enough and unworthy of true love.
- A relationship is not a textbook you can study or memorize overnight. Therefore, staying doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to figure it all out or fix it all by yourself.
When you’re halfhearted about it or when someone is holding you back from being whole and happy, you won’t be able to make peace with yourself, forgive yourself, and believe in yourself. So, let go. Take a bow and walk away gracefully.
2. Be objective
Here’s a harsh truth: Toxicity is contagious even in kind and well-adjusted people.
In your workplace, for instance, there are people who can disrupt your business growth and success. If you’re the one running your company, one of your primary obligations is to manage them well before they create problems for your team and for your brand.
To do that, you should set a good example with your employees. Be objective by consistently acknowledging their accomplishments, providing them transparent feedback about their performance, and by being fair with their workloads, and avoiding favoritism.
To enlighten you more in creating the right environment for the right people, check this out – “5 Toxic People Who Will Stunt Your Business Growth.”
3. Take care of yourself
One of the best ways to determine your course of action to manage those difficult people in your life is to grow your mental strength. Find practices that:
- calm you
- allow you to clarify your mind and body from the inside
- and give you the patience to create positive change
Dr. William Cole suggests starting a consistent mindfulness meditation to find your inner strength and bring peace to your life. The movement and breathing of yoga can help release your negative energy and heal your spirit.
4. Stop apologizing
When you keep on saying sorry for the things that are not your fault, you put yourself in a submissive place which gives people an impression that you don’t deserve to be respected.
It takes away your right to feel offended, to get hurt, or to express yourself. You’re also letting those people take advantage of you and not take ownership and responsibility for their actions.
So, do yourself a favor. Refrain from taking the blame for the things that are not your fault. Stop saying sorry just to please people. Instead, save your “sorry” when a real apology is warranted. Replace your apologies with more fully formed and honest sentiments that allow you to express what you need to express and your own power in a situation.
Now you’re ready to get rid of toxic people in your life and enjoy a more peaceful fulfilling life.
Written By Vanessa Green