How To Handle Toxic People Successfully



This is a great read and information about how to navigate and conduct yourself when dealing with a toxic person. We all have them in our lives and it can be tricky holding the line between who you are and offering empathy without absorbing their toxic energy. In this Forbes article the author explains how "Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress."

Author Travis Bradberry, outlines 12 steps that he has observed from successful people handling toxic individuals in their life. Here is a snap shot of the 12 steps below, but do check out the button below for the full read. 

1. They set limits
2. They Don't Die in the fight
3. They Rise Above
4. They Stay Aware of Their Emotions
5. They Establish Boundaries
6. They Won't Let Anyone Limit Their Joy
7.  They Don't Focus on Problems—Only Solutions
8. They Don't Forget
9. They Squash Negative Self-Talk
10. They Limit Their Caffeine Intake
11. They Get Some Sleep
12. They Use Their Support System

Forward by, Tess Sloane, Talent Lab

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