Relationships are two-way road that involves helping each other throughout the journey without any expectation of gaining anything in return. Many people assume that the word “relationship” refers to a romantic relationship between two people. However, relationships can be between any two people, it can be between siblings, co-workers, friends, or lovers.
According to psychological studies, being in a toxic relationship can result in severe inner conflict that can potentially lead to anger, depression or anxiety. It is important to recognize the red flags associated with toxic relationships, in order to prevent any emotional and mental turmoil.
Here are some indicators to help you recognize that you are in a toxic relationship:
- Completely self-centered and never be attentive to your needs
Toxic people will just keep interrupting you and will never let you get a word in. Toxic individuals LOVE to talk about themselves or just hear themselves talk. They don’t ask you any questions, they don’t wait for your responses and they will never shut up. These people are completely self-centered and they will never be attentive to your needs.
- Over controlling
The toxic people want to control everything and everyone around them. They want to be in charge of your actions, your words, and even your thoughts. They will freak out when you disagree with them and won’t stop trying to convince you that they are right and you should do what they say. In a toxic relationship, this person will never give you a breathing room and they will keep nagging you until you are in complete alignment with them.
- A spiritual vampire
Toxic people are known as spiritual vampires as they tend to suck the positivity out of you. They always have something negative, sad or pessimistic to say. They never see the positive and tend to bring everyone down with them. If you’re with someone and they only have negative things to say whenever they talk, watch out, it might not get better.
- They complain and complain and never seem to want to fix anything.
Toxic people are magnets for drama and once a problem is solved, another one emerges immediately. They only want your empathy, sympathy and support, but not your advice! In a toxic relationship, toxic people are victims and thrive in a crisis because it makes them feel important.
- Jealous-Judgmental people
A jealous-judgmental people are incredibly toxic because they have so much internal self-hate to the extent that they can’t be happy for anyone around them. And their jealousy turns into judgment, criticism or gossip. According to toxic person, everyone else is awful, uncool or lacking in some way. If someone starts to jealously gossip with you about other people, be careful. This might be a toxic person and you will never know what they say about you behind your back.
Dealing with Toxicity
Did someone pop into your head as a toxic personality type as explained this topic? If you have somebody in your life who you dread seeing, who doesn’t respect your points of views, or makes you feel bad about yourself, then you need to just say NO.
You deserve to be surrounded by wonderful, supportive and loving people in your life. In fact, life is too short to spend time with toxic people.