Kicking Toxic People Out of Your Life


Toxic people! They’re the people who are ungrateful, who are notorious gossips, complainers and whiners- the Negative Nancies and Debbie Downers of the world. People who are toxic undermine your accomplishments and successes and stun you with backhanded compliments. In a nutshell, they suck the oxygen out of the room with their negativity and make you want to run for the nearest exit when you see them coming.

I can’t stress enough the importance of giving these happiness thieves the old heave ho and the things it can do for your self-esteem.

As tweens, teens, even in our twenties, it is only natural that we all want to be liked, be cool, and be accepted by our peers. However, when you are a target of bullying, those wants can be hard to attain due to lies and rumors that bullies may spread, all for the purpose of keeping their victims isolated and alone.

You see? The last thing a bully wants is for anyone, and I mean ANYONE to like you or want to be friends with you.

Often, bully targets will become desperate for friends- for ANY human connection with ANYONE their age. As a result, they may get involved with the wrong people-people who only tolerate them. But because these new people in the target’s life are not directly abusing them (hitting, shouting, name-calling), the victim may mistake this as a friendship and latch on. Or they may feel that it’s the best they can do and there’s nothing out there for them. But targets can do better. They just don’t know it.


And while the targets’ back is turned, his “new buddies” at school or at work are rolling their eyes and talking through their teeth. These people are no better than the bullies. They only feel sorry for the target.

These people are toxic. I understand that being alone is tough. I have been there. But wouldn’t you rather be alone than to crawl up behind people who only tolerate you? I know I would.

Be selective of who you call “friend” because a smiling face does not a friend make. And anyone who makes you feel bad does not deserve the privilege of knowing you. So, get rid of them and fast!

You may be friendless for a time but I promise that you will meet new people and make friends. You are worth it! For now, just spend time with family and do the things you enjoy. Better people will be placed in your life when you least expect it.

It pays to be your own best friend.


0 thoughts on “Kicking Toxic People Out of Your Life

  1. Sakshi's Poetry says:

    How can I explain you that today’s your post made my day…I don’t know may be it’s my lwa of attraction or God’s blessings that I m suffering from this right now my best friend who is my childhood friend since 15 years hurting me a lot i want to move away…but i can’t coz I m so attached her and yes love her like a sister but she doesn’t understand this I m suffering from loneliness and found myself very low and alone and mostly people judge when you try to do something different….
    And I choose to be with my family and starting the chilling out with my family but it is hard some where because in since 15 years there is not a single day without her….. memories kills
    Thank you your post given me strength and yes I m happy to know that it is life and everyone has experience may be I learn so much with this….

  2. SLM1975 says:

    And look out for another red flag – someone you just meet says “i’ll be your friend” – and then gets you in heap big trouble. I had a “friend” who wouldn’t let me attend my classes and insisted I skip them, then we vandalized parts of the school. I don’t recall the last time I got that much detention, and I’m surprised I didn’t flunk freshman year.

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