Walking Red Flag Alert: 8 Telltale Signs of a Highly Toxic Person
Jan 10, 2023   •   Edgardo Toledo
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Jan 10, 2023   •   Edgardo Toledo
Humans are wired to be social. We are driven to seek connection with others. However, there are moments when you meet toxic people whose attitude makes you just want to give up on humanity. As much as we love building harmonious relationships, it won’t do us any good staying friends with a toxic person. So what are the toxic traits you should watch out for? If this list ends up reminding you of someone, it’s time to evaluate that relationship.
In many cases, toxic people think they’re too perfect. Saying sorry only bruises their ego, and even if they apologize, it always comes off as insincere or motivated by a personal agenda. What’s worse, they’re willing to go as far as painting themselves as the victim to gain everyone’s sympathy. Yikes!
Anyone who intentionally abuses you (or anyone else for that matter) physically and emotionally should be out of your social circle no matter what. They’ll only break your confidence and self-esteem, and sometimes, even your body. At the end of the day, you should prioritize your well-being and safety.
If you always find yourself having to communicate your boundaries countless times and this person doesn’t care at all, run for the hills and don’t look back. Why? Toxic people don’t like to hear the word “no.” Respect is one of the footings of a healthy relationship and shouldn’t be compromised because of one person’s tactlessness.
Whenever they’re around, they always have something to say to the point you feel as if you’re walking on eggshells. If jumping to conclusions was a sport, expect them to bag gold medals because they love doing that as well! An overly judgmental and toxic person struggles to appreciate or see the goodness of others.
A toxic person will always find a way to one-up you, one way or another. Everything is a competition for them, and they find satisfaction in feeling better than everyone else. Definitely an exhausting person to be around.
Me, myself, and I. That’s usually the vibe you’ll get from obnoxious and toxic people whenever they’re around. This kind of person never fails to suck the air out of the room any chance they get. They’re also very self-absorbed, arrogant, and don’t make an effort to get along with other people. Talk about living in your own world!
A toxic and manipulative person never stops whining about anything and everything. Every action they do is veiled with personal intentions that only benefit them. They persuade others to dislike you. What’s more, dealing with a toxic person is emotionally exhausting because they love seeing you frustrated or suffering.
Stirring the pot excites toxic people for some reason. Toxic drama-mongers love seeing everyone quarreling and in utter chaos. They make other people’s lives their entertainment and crave to be in a position of power where they can judge others.
Everyone has flaws, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to be toxic. If you recognize yourself in this toxic traits list, you can always do something to change your bad habits. That begins with acknowledging the pain you’ve inflicted on the people around you. Here’s to growing in 2023.
What other toxic traits do you think should stop? Comment down below!
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