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5. Stop Taking Everything Personally
Most of the times, toxic people make us feel guilty. They try to prove us wrong by all means and hurt our confidence through manipulation and criticism. Those who are super sensitive are an easy target.
No matter how personal the situation seems to be, do not take it personal. Toxic people tend to interact the same way with everyone. Their behavior is their self-reflection and it has nothing to do with you. Do not spoil your happiness by reacting to their drama and losing control over the situation.
Toxic people tend to interact the same way with everyone. Their behavior is their self-reflection and it has nothing to do with you.
6. Set Your Own Limits And Boundaries
As said before, keep yourself emotionally distanced from people that ruin your mood. With toxic people around, it is very easy to lose control over our personal growth.
It is important to draw a fine line between friendliness and prying. Set your own limits and establish your own boundaries for the sake of your happiness and mental well-being.
7. Value Your Inner Self
It is pretty easy to get sucked into the toxic emotional spiral if you do not learn to value yourself. Approval and appreciation always have strings attached, which eventually lower our self-esteem. Your self-worth should come from within and it should not be affected by the thoughts or actions of others.
Take out enough time to spend with yourself. This is when mindfulness becomes so important – to recognize your emotions and be aware of your mental traps.
8. Develop Your Support Network
Toxic personalities are exhausting, but tapping into your resources can help you get through the challenges successfully. True friendships have the power to eliminate all negativity, which might not be possible while going alone. So reach out to trustworthy people and spend time with them.
Building a strong support system of loyal friends will make things a lot easier for you. Gaining outside perspectives will help you discover the weaknesses in your own approach. Once you rectify those, you become able to distance yourself from toxic people and bring happiness and peace back in your life.
9. Do not join their game
Do not allow yourself to react to their game. Keep calm and rational under all circumstances (I know, easier said than done).
Learn to choose your battles wisely and use your energy for bigger and better opportunities.
Handling toxicity with ease is a feat of strength, but you must learn to do it in order to avoid self-damage. Remember that toxicity is contagious, so it is important that you are able to recognize toxic personalities and behaviours and to keep them away from you. Work on your emotional intelligence to foster a healthy environment around you.