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Walk Away!

A toxic person is usually characterized as being insecure, self-centred, jealous, manipulative, domineering and controlling.

How do you know if you are in relationship with a toxic person? They tend to suck the sweetness out of your life and emotionally shred you.

The following are 10 common signs that a person is toxic;

You’re left feeling emotionally exhausted after spending time with them.

They try to intimidate, blame or shame you to get their way.

They try control you with guilt.

They easily anger and lash out.

They can’t take ‘no’ as an answer.

They see themselves as a victim, to garner attention and sympathy.

They give ambiguous back-handed compliments.

They have no respect for your boundaries.

They dont take responsibility for their own feelings.

They are self-centred, uncaring and unsupportive.

Essentially, toxic people are not interested in you and your life. They are interested in how you can be an asset for them, how they can use you for their own benefit.

You cannot change them!

You deserve to have respectful, supportive and appreciative people in your life. Life is too short to spend time with people who dont inspire you to be your best self, living your authentic life.

I hope you will use this post as a springboard to immunize yourself against the toxic people in your life, to walk away!

Letting Go …


You dont ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.

It doesnt matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend or new acquaintance.

You dont have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small.

Its one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change.

But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they have to go.

~ Danielle Koepke

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