I was just talking to someone who had a “toxic family member.” A toxic person is someone who “poisons” your existence with negativity and always wants you to do for him or her, but rarely does anything for you. They only call when they want something, but they always expect you to call them. Toxic people are not necessarily born that way. These mannerisms are taught. You can never convince them that they are wrong. They will only convince themselves that YOU are wrong. How do you deal with a toxic person? The answer to this is fairly simple: You “Don’t.” People can only stress you out if you allow them to do so. Toxic people want you as long as you are beneficial to them. Once you no longer have any value then toxic people will leave you alone. Whenever you come into some money they are the ones who are “guaranteed” to call you and at least “act” like they are your best friend. However, when toxic people are family it can be difficult to fend them off. The answer is in being able to “recognize” that this person is in fact “toxic.” Once you can firmly make that determination then it should be easier to deal with after that. Just about everyone knows someone that is toxic. Unless you like drama your best bet is to simply leave them alone and don’t even answer whenever they call. I think you will find that your life will be a “lot more happier” if you do. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought today, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
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