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Toxic People

Realize that toxic people can drain your health, energy, well being and sanity. It helps to move away from toxic people and move towards people who are positive and uplifting. Positive people are a blessing.
Page, Brian. 06040022jellyfish.jpg. April 2006. Pics4Learning. 16 Aug 2010
I had never heard of the expression “toxic” person before, but I saw it on the Net and explored further and it makes sense to me to call some people that. They make you feel toxic like foods which are bad for you or chemicals which you inhale. They put your system on overload, make you fell ill and all wrong and have a bad impact. This particular article sums it up really well, explains it well and offers suggestions of how to deal with people like that. it is much harder in the work place to avoid people who are toxic because you and they are often confined or forced to work together. It is really tricky. The tendency is always to blame yourself and even when you do realise someone is having a bad impact on you, extricating yourself from that is mighty difficult. It’s the nature of the beast. The mental detachment suggested in the article is hard to come by but it is what works. You have to keep working on it and staying level headed and light spirited until you dispel the toxicity and create a barrier of light. It’s the detachment I find really hard. I need more ideas as to how to achieve that. I have improved but I still get swamped sometimes.
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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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