The word toxic means “poisonous”, a condition that is particularly used to describe anything that causes a lot of harm & unhappiness over a longer period of time. Similarly, the term toxic friends are used to describe such friends who are not your well-wishers & at points they cripple you from inside hence putting your life on the verge of troubles.
Here I am going to share some signs that will help you to identify your toxic friends.
How to recognize Toxic Friends?
Have you ever wondered what might be the immediate cause of your failure or a decrease in your self-confidence? Are your friends repeatedly taunting you or making fun of your abilities in front of others?
If yes, then this is the best time to recognize your toxic friends & deal with them smartly.
- Think about a situation in your life where your friends have conveyed such criticism to you that made you feel smaller & even embarrassed in front of others. This is the biggest sign of a toxic friend who leaves no room for your praise in crowds.
- They play with your weak points & disclose your secrets for gaining other people’s sympathies.
- They are self-centered and bully you repeatedly. This condition can psychologically affect your mental & physical abilities.
How to deal with Toxic friends?
Dealing with toxic friends is not as easy as you might have thought. The key rule here is to never let the negativity of your friend to enter your mind. Take their gossips and criticism lightly as their ruthless nature will never go away. Always try to keep your good news with yourself.
The next step is to find humor in smaller things when you are with your toxic friends. Although it might not be an easy task but you can still laugh at your silly mistakes & crack a joke about it with your friends. This small effort will change your attitude & you will develop the capability of facing the challenges with a good behavior.
“If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior” By Dr.Steve