– Toxic people always blame others for their problems, for example they did not meet the deadline because of the manager who did not remind them of it. Whatever happens to them it will be someone else’s fault.
– They never say a good word about others; a toxic person is happy to cross the fine line between gossip and bitching – they rarely say a nice word about anyone, and more likely they will say just as spiteful things about you when you turn your back.
– They do not let go of bad things or experiences that happen to them because they thrive on negativity and drama. When bad things happen to normal people, they go through the feelings of anger, grief, blame, etc. then they move on. But toxic people though they may moan about their misfortune, deep down they need it and love it.
An awful experience is like a gold dust to them, so they do not want to move past it. Instead, they will avail any opportunity, depressing anyone around them.
– They like to twist and tilt the truth, and they find strength in destabilizing others. They are skilled political creatures who will easily sabotage anyone in their way and know how to manipulate a situation to th eir advantage. If you ever come across an evasive person who does not give you a straight answer and keeps changing the subject whenever they are asked for something, beware because the chances are this person is toxic.
When you have a toxic person in your life, you do not have to go down to their level but you need to protect yourself. Stick to your boundaries and do not let toxic people transcend your boundaries for their advantage. Do not share a secret with them and never gossip about anyone because what you share with them will be repeated in a negative way.