Empathy is something all humans have. We’re soft wired for it. Empathy is the social force at work when you see someone hurt and you feel their hurt, nearly physically.
If you’ve ever been around a toxic person, though, you know how empathy can make their negativity rub off on you. So how do we make sure negative people keep their energy to themselves?
1. Let go of expectations.
You’re not going to be able to please everyone, so don’t go seeking out toxic people to make happy. Their negativity stems from unhappiness, and happiness can only come from within them. If you try to make them happy, all that’ll happen is your energy will be brought down to their level.