Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.
As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy—and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.
People that heavily trash talk their exes. They don’t give their past relationships respect and move on.
People that get sleepless about all of your stories and achievements. This usually means the person is an extremely insecure and vindictive person who secretly wants you to do badly so that they feel better about their own shortcomings. They’re the kind of friend that just can’t be sincerely happy for you.
People that flirt with people’s boyfriends or girlfriends in front of their partners and often making sure the person notices it. These people suck. They just need to know everyone wants them, even the taken ones. They are not just to be outshone.
People that make you feel guilty for not including them in every single activity in your life. These people are the worst. No one should make you feel guilty for not being attached at the hip to them, and that kind of pressure is unfair and likely to lead to a fall out from friendship suffocation.
People that excuse blatant rudeness, disrespect and bullying due to being drunk. People that are horrible to someone and expect that person to not care or to forgive them no matter what.
People that expect you to give all your time and energy, but never return the favour. This is the friend that will give you the cold shoulder if you miss a casual party they are holding due to an important schedule but will tell you last minute they are not coming to your milestone birthday party because they have a cold.
People that expect you to pick them up and drop them home every time you meet up, specifically when they don’t exactly live close by. These people are the type to expect goods and services from friends at all times.