Four Fake Gestures That Are Actually An Excuse To Be Toxic

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Manipulators are everywhere. Maybe they do it on purpose or maybe their bad habits and expectations have just given them toxic traits, but in all cases, they’re not good for you.

Be careful of those who do seemingly nice gestures only to then use them against you. If you’re wondering how to tell the difference so you’re not just distrusting everyone, look out for these four fake gestures in particualr.

Giving Gifts

hand holding wrapped gift

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Pablo Heimplatz / Unsplash

Be careful of those who try to give you gifts for no reason. While their generosity and thoughtfulness can be appreciated, toxic people will make sure to remind you at every irrelevant chance of what they did for you.

All of a sudden the gift will feel cursed, and they’ll make you feel like you’re indebted to them even though you never even asked for a gift in the first place.