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Are Toxic People affecting you? 10 Types of Negative Personalities to avoid

Updated on May 29, 2013
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Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. She has written more than 200 articles on relationships and dating.

Banning the Negativity from life by avoiding Negative Influences

It is said that our happiness and well being depend on a larger extent on the people around us. As per Research people with negative attitudes have significantly higher rates of stress and disease. It is not wrong to say that we can be happy and healthy by banishing negative people from our life. However, that may not be practical as some of these toxic people are part of our life and valuable to us. Since our mental state plays an enormous role in our physical well being, the least we could do is not to let negative people influence us. The first step towards positivity is to identify negative people. Once we identify them, deal with them in such a manner that they do not affect us as they have the power in them to bring us down with their negativity. We are often judged by others based on the type of people who keep our company. To quote Jason Fong, "Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy".

Who are these toxic people who can affect our happiness and well being? How to identify them? How to deal with negative people? I will be trying to give the answers of these questions through this Hub.

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10 Types of Toxic Personalities to Avoid

There are many types of toxic people we meet in our daily lives. We tend to become like the people around us. Just like positivity attracts positivity, negativity attracts negativity. Negative people can rob us of our self confidence and self-worth.

Given below are common types of negative people who can affect us.

1) The Pessimists: The Pessimist is the sort of person for whom nothing in the world seems right. They only see the negative side of situations.

2) The Interfering: These are people who consider their business to interfere in the lives of people, whether they are needed or not. This self appointed mediators can cause fights and misunderstandings instead of solving them.

3) The Washer men: Some people have no problem in washing their dirty linen in public.

4) The Over Analyzers: Some people can make a mountain out of a molehill. They exaggerate the problems and make a great deal of almost everything.

5) The Past Lovers: These are people who refuse to let go of the past. No matter how much you try to bring them to the present, they keep talking of past hurt and pain.

6) The Hypocrites: The hypocrite is the sort of person you may something to you and do something else behind your back.

7) The Self Pity Lovers: These are people who make you feel as if the whole world’s burden is on their shoulders. Instead of looking out for solutions o their problems they prefer to keep wallowing in self pity.

8) The Whiners: These are people who constantly keep talking about their woes.

9) The Mud Slingers: The mud slingers are those who derive happiness by pulling others down. They may blame you or throw abuses at you for no reason.

10) The Gossip mongers: These are people who are habitually engaged in idle talk about others.

11) The Control Freaks

12) The Manupulators

13) The Narcissists

14) The Arrogants

15) The Liars

The above listed people can be negative influences in our lives. If we look around we may be able to spot many more types of toxic people. All these people can influence us. If we allow them to influence us, we will also turn out to be like them. So it is extremely important that we remove ourselves from their sphere of influence. It may not be possible for us to avoid negativity. But just because you are physically present in a situation does not mean that you need to participate on an emotional level. You have to be firm and positive when dealing with negative minded people. It is essential not to take things personally when dealing with a negative person. Disarm their negativity by positive talk and help them see things in a positive light. But if it is not working then it is best to walk away than let them affecting us. There was a time in my life when I used to get affected by the negative people. Now I am capable of dealing with them without being affected by them.

Do you let toxic people in your life affect you? How do you deal with negative people? Feel free to share your opinions through comments.

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  • ZRMoore profile image

    ZRMoore 3 years ago

    I know plenty of people who need to read this article. The main thing is tor recognize these toxic individuals and get them out of your life before they can do hard. Great article.

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    Daytime Divas 4 years ago from Salem, Genoa City, Port Charles...

    Interesting read. It hints at the fact that one person's negative response to a situation (sadness, depression, anger etc) may just be the result of being the victim of toxic behavior on the part of another. Its easy to mistake which individual is the toxic or negative one....But there is a difference between negative emotions and negative behavior.

    I like the point about removing yourself emotionally if not physically from a toxic environment....

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    yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

    well narrated about ill characters. people are more worried about neighbors progress irrespective of self deterioration. good hub.

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    Victor S.A 6 years ago

    I love this truth.they are in almost everywhere.I believe that we should not allow their Influences to be-cloud our noble thoughts.Cos they may never stop until they have Their Way.Just keep watching out for them Anyway.

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    niran 6 years ago

    great hub and gonna avoid toxic persons . . .

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    BzzyKaz 6 years ago from New York

    Great article! Advice I find myself, at my age, still needing to repeat again and again. Unfortunately, sometimes toxic people are family! Then we have to remember what you said in the last part of your article. If we choose to deal with toxic people, that is...

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    Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

    Wow... I didn't know there were so many of them. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    BeatsMe 6 years ago

    While I agree with your opinion about negative people, unfortunately, we all share some of the negative characteristics you've mentioned. One way or another, we all have these negative traits.

    Very interesting hub, though. Cheers.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 6 years ago from Chennai, India

    Well-written and sensible hub on toxic people. I had met all kinds of negative people as listed above by you. I have learnt how to deal with them depending on the level of their negativity - if some are just worrisome, I advise them not to worry without being affected by them myself and if some are rude or indifferent or too controlling for no reason, I maintain a distance from them.

    Thanks for SHARING. Useful & awesome. Voted up and socially shared.

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    Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    Rated Up and Awesome. We do not need to allow toxic behaviors from other people into our lives at all. Thanks!