Sometimes we have no choice

“You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.”

In your lifetime, you inevitably meet all kinds of people: liars and truth-seekers; haters and lovers; foes and friends, and so on. Throughout these interactions, you’re either harmed by, benefit from, or are neutral towards those you meet.

The good news is that you can learn something new from literally everyone.

You should learn how to spot people that unintentionally or intentionally inflict damage upon you in the first place. It’ll help you take the necessary measures and prevent any damage that can occur from their presence in your life.

Here’re 5 Types of Toxic People You Should Avoid:

1. People who want to be at the center of attention

People who want to be at the center of attention are verbal as well as persistent in their pursuit of such. The truth is that it is a by-product of an undeveloped mind. For children, get attention because their brains are still developing. However, when an adult insists on being the center of attention, it is a psychological abnormality.

So, you should ignore them.

2. People who are interested in self-gain

People who try to manipulate others are called manipulators. They are interested in personal profit (self-gain). When it comes to manipulation, self-gainers will play with your emotions. These people don’t care about the harm that their actions trigger. When having an interaction with them, it may become obvious that they want to “take” what they need. However, if you ask for a favor in return, they’ll make excuses, lie to you, or simply stay indifferent to you.

Therefore, you need to stay away from them.

3. People who initiate or invite gossip

Gossiping about others does make gossipers feel better. Unluckily, these people give no resistance, no mind, and no empathy for offering up (usually untrue) statements about you.

So, you should avoid these people and spend more time with those who are positive.

4. People who always complain

It is difficult to interact with a person who always complains because it is usually impossible to get a word in edgewise. They are not rational in their outer and inner discourse. In case they really have a valid complaint, it is up to you to decide whether to engage in the conversation.

In case they barrage you with irrational and unsubstantiated banter verbally, avoid engaging in the conversation.

5. People who shift blame

In most cases, people who always blame other people lack any semblance of self-discipline or self-control. The chances are that you have met people like this in your life. These people intently shift said responsibility onto you. They often sacrifice you to protect their own “good name.”.

If you are in the presence of such a person, you should hold ground as well as avoid taking part in their victimizing words.