Toxic people can sneak into your life and damage your emotional and mental well-being. But mentally strong people know to avoid these 8 types at all costs.
The people we surround ourselves with can influence us in ways we don’t even realise sometimes. There are people who can be spontaneous and inspiring and can lift your spirit; these are the types of individuals we should hang out with. On the other end of the spectrum we have the ones who we even regret becoming acquaintances with- the vile and the abhorrent.
Mentally strong people aren’t perfect, they have their flaws as well. Toxic damage can come from any person and at any time. The idea is to steer clear of those that will bring you down with them.
Below is a list of the types of people we should all try our best to avoid at all costs:
1. Those who show-off
There are some people who seem to have no other purpose in life then to make others jealous or envious of what they have achieved. It’s easy to spot, and is merely an indication of their lack of self-worth.
2. Those that are ignorant
There are many different brands of unintelligent behaviour. There is the ever so harmless lack of brain-cell dumb that can’t really be fixed, and the willfully ignorant and self-absorbed kind of dumb.
Some of us may have met someone who is famously incompetent because of their constant sense of self-pride and inability to make the right decisions, or learn from the consequences.
3. The parasites
We have all been in bad circumstances at some point in our lives. In fact, most of us understand what it’s like to either be that friend who takes the hand-outs or the one who gives them.
If this behaviour starts to be a normal pattern (they don’t have anything and they leave it up to you to provide) it is probably best to put a stop to it before a codependency issue is created.
4. The not-so active
Nobody is immune to laziness. Those who sit around doing nothing make others also want to just sit around and do nothing.
Not even those who are considered to be mentally strong are safe from becoming lazy. Spend enough time with a lazy person and you will start feeling a lack of motivation and the need to become immobile.
5. The “I” Specialists
Those who say “I can do…” and ” I have so many… ” are unlikely to actually do these things or anything else for that matter.
“Actions speak louder than words,” we are told. There are those who understand that and do what they say they will do, and there are those who are always talking about doing stuff.
6. Those who inaccurately refer to themselves as “depressed”
We’re not talking about the clinically depressed who actually need prescribed medication. We’re talking about the ones who behave as if they are depressed, for which there is no medication. The ones who are constantly making up reasons as to why their lives are so crap and that they are so very unlucky.
We all make choices in our life that have consequences which we have the choice to either deal with or not. It is not recommended to hang around with those who cannot face up to their choices.
7. The ones who prefer not to go along for the ride
If you’re a thrill-seeking adventurist type person, asking your couch-bound introvert friend to go sky-diving probably won’t return the best response.
The people we choose to keep in our immediate circle of friends will direct our paths more than we realize.
8. Those who don’t dream
Everyone has dreams, but what defines the way we live our lives is whether or not we act on those dreams and believe that they can change things for the better.
Those who don’t dream will do their best to convince you that dreams are just silly, pointless dreams.