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8 Signs of Toxic People that you need to Avoid Now!

Toxic people are hard to deal with, but unknowingly, they might be someone we know very well or someone just roaming around us. Yes, too much exposure to someone whose try faking his personality isn’t worth our time. But it is hard to identify which of our “friends” are these. So, we had few signs for you to know who should you keep or who should you say “ba-bye”.

Sign # 1

Oh, so he is getting along with your boss, with your boss’s assistant, and with your boss’s right hand, well . . . except you and everyone with the same social standard. There is nothing wrong getting along with someone who is higher than your position, but making it obvious that these types of people only show their respect to someone who has a title, then, he is not the one to befriend.

The total contrary:

People who are for keeps are showing respect to everyone, not only when you are around but when you are NOT around.

Sign # 2

They try desperately to please people and like them. Pleasing people is their foremost priority; even they lie or show their not real sides. They try to act like them, do the things they do, and they even try to like the things other people like. They are the kind of people that always go with stereotype – as long as it is the majorities’ opinion.

The total contrary:

They don’t try to please people and like them. They go their own way and do not try to act as somebody they’re not. They are the most genuine people. They don’t need someone’s opinion or their criticizing. They do what they ever wanted to do as long as they do not step on others.

Sign # 3

They are attention-seekers. They try everything like posting some unusual things in social media that will make you say “Eeek!” or they are doing something unusual to get people’s attention even it is beyond the limit point.

The total contrary:

They don’t try to seek attention to be noticed. People notice them even without seeking their attentions.

Sign # 4

They talk only about themselves, and brag everything of their achievements. Have you ever experienced someone who talks only about himself? It is totally frustrating or major turn off if you are having a date. Someone who brags themselves isn’t for keeps.

The total contrary:

They just keep silent. They wait ‘til someone notices their achievements than bragging them to everyone.

Sign # 5

They are spreading rumors, and it seems like they’re going to be sick without gossiping for a day. They make other’s life miserable by putting a stain in their names. They ruin someone’s reputation even they only hear one side of a story or not even hearing a story at all.

The total contrary:

They express themselves about their feelings and opinion doing it openly. Rather than gossiping, they find something useful to do. If they find negatives from others, they try to express their opinion nicely and in a good way while showing their respect to others’ feelings.

Sign # 6

They set commitment and promises, but often they failed to keep them. They are just good for words, but not really in action.

The total contrary:

Even though there are some commitments that are hard to live up with, they still try to do their best to keep their promises.

Sign # 7

They criticize other people to make themselves better. What an immature kind of thinking! They search few spots from you that they can criticize. They keep on looking for your mistakes, and they will say that they are only doing it for your own sake, without realizing their own imperfections. They criticize rudely and arrogantly.

The total contrary:

They say genuine praises and encouraging words. They tried their best to lift up others instead of making them down. When you seem to get the wrong path, they tried their best to give their advice and opinion, without being arrogant.

Sign # 8

They only act nice when they are asking for something or asking favor from you. They are the ones who are getting advantage from other people. They start to act close to you and said good things about you. But beware, because sometimes they are hiding a secret agenda to fulfill and to ask help from you.

The total contrary:

They build you up and help you out as long as they could. They are far from taking advantage of you. They are happy to support you when you are in need and they are always there when you need someone to lean on.


Now that you learned about the signs, will you ignore it . . .

Or throw away some people from your lives?

The answer still depends on you but, better keep this in mind: Choose your friends wisely, and they will help you to become more and more a better person!

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  • Reply cajun

    LOVE!! I am always a positive person so this was spot on for me!

    August 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Great article!!! Sadly the one person who fits almost all 8 of those descriptions is the one person i can’t “throw out”…sigh, mother-law-problems. Still a great article and a nice confirmation that my in laws really are toxic kind of people.

    August 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    • Reply Cecille Solmerano

      I know how you feel LOL

      August 16, 2017 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Yudith

    Nice info and I will be aware and carefully when meet someone with those all sign. Good article!

    August 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Bronke

    Oh I definitely recognize these types of people! But luckily for me we parted ways before I had to cut them out! Great post!

    August 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply LaToya

    This is a good post! And I can think of a few people that has these signs!

    August 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Naomi Destiny

    This is an enlightening article! I’m a positive person and I really don’t like toxic people.

    August 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply VaSocial

    I love this article – so many interesting facts to pursue in real life lol

    August 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Heather LeGuilloux

    It can be very important to surround yourself with positive, uplifting a supportive people, rather than those that might want to bring you down in life.. it can be tough to end those relationships, especially if they have been in your life for a long time, but the benefits far outweigh the momentary pain of severing these toxic connections. Great article!

    August 15, 2017 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Kallia

    I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I had toxic people close to me and I didn’t realize it until it was too late! Great post, hopefully it will enlighten someone on the matter!

    August 16, 2017 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Jane

    You have no idea how many toxic people are around me especially the 8th sign! Some of them don’t check on you for 8 months and then out of nowhere they try getting close to you for three days then they spit out what they want from you! So annoying! Great post 🙂

    August 16, 2017 at 5:49 am
  • Reply Cheryl

    I’ve learned some very harsh lessons from not paying attention to the toxic people that were in my life. We have to be very mindful of who we allow in our lives. Great post!

    August 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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