How To Deal With Toxic People
What makes a person toxic? Their behaviour. Toxic people are individuals that are emotionally draining, they don’t understand boundaries, they are extremely negative and they are self-absorbed.
So how do you deal with it particularly if you interact with the person on a daily basis?
Don’t be afraid to set limits. All relationships should have boundaries. If the toxic person is very negative or they are constantly complaining, distant yourself if necessary or make a choice on how and when you will engage them. Toxic people tend to be controlling so it might take them a while to figure out that you are setting limits but stick to your guns and keep the conversations short and polite.
CHANGE THE TOPICS
Toxic people thrives on drama, attention and negativity so when you are faced with the situation of having to listen to what they have to say, change the topic immediately and use it as a distraction to say something positive that can change the “mood” of the moment. It might be quite obvious to the other person what you are trying to do, they might even get offended about it because you are not entertaining it but I think it is a good way to make a point if you don’t feel to be too straightforward just yet.
SILENCE IS KING
IF people only knew the power of silence, they would use it way more often. When everything fails and you have no choice but to listen to what they have say and at the same time show you are not happy with their behaviour, just go quiet. Don’t say anything at all. Silence sometimes is a good way to show a toxic person that you are not appreciating how they are being AND that you are not going to tolerate it.