Staying with toxic friends influences you more than you think:
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn
They convey criticism
They lack consistency in their words. They’re like snipers you don’t know when they might strike, and their advice is a kick-to-the-stomach that makes you feel small and embarrassed.
They feel bitter when you acquire things they don’t have instead of being happy for you.
“As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.” — Greek Philosopher
They discredit you
They doubt everything you say or do. They hold you in low esteem and spread lies about you. They lack faith in you and belittles your achievements.
They disclose secrets confined to them which destroys the trust you put in them.
They chatter behind your back and spread rumors about you.
Low spirits mark their lives.
They offer help when it’s convenient to them not to you.
Their life is a living drama
Describing a bad day is stretched to an abnormal level.
They use your emotions to attack you.
They talk too much. You never get a chance to put one word in a conversation.
They pass harsh and critical judgment based on their own ideas. They’re not open to hearing your version of the story.
They habitually lie with every intention to deceive you.
They are too stuck up to deal with and for the most part, they just talk about themselves.
It’s their way or no way.
They never give up their ruthless nature.
They get involved in fights over petty arguments.
“You can never win an argument with a negative person they only hear what suits them and listen only to respond.” — Michael P. Watson.
They lack generosity and are concerned with themselves.