- You can meet toxic people in all walks of life — in romantic relationships, at work, and in friendships.
- Toxic friends are energetically draining, hypocritical, and not worth your time.
- But it can sometimes be difficult to pick up on the fact they are causing damage.
There’s a whole lot of drama. One thing you can guarantee from a toxic person is drama.
Everything is about them. A toxic friend will never really listen to you. They will always be waiting for their turn to speak, or to turn the conversation back to them.
They put you down. Neo said a toxic friend will never compliment you.
They compete with you. They won’t like the idea of you having anything that doesn’t involve them, and they especially don’t want you to excel at something.
They secretly copy you. The competition can go one step further, and a toxic person will start to mimic you.
They’re jealous of other friends.”They are extremely jealous of your friends and will even go so far as to tell you you’re their only friend, and you’re the only person they care about,” she said.
They’re hypocritical. But because they’re so irrational and dramatic, you’ll let them get away with it as you don’t want to set them off.
They lie to get sympathy.Toxic people always have a sad backstory.
You’re always set up for failure.Putting on public displays of drama are a toxic person’s favourite activity. If you haven’t done anything obvious towards them in a while, they might set you up for failure.