5 Toxic Behaviors That Steal From Your Soul

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It can be hard sometimes to identify and eliminate toxic behaviors from your life. They seem to sap the life from you.

Relationships, be they platonic or romantic, are there to serve both people, not just one.

Here are 5 terrible toxic behaviors that suck your soul dry – and you should never put up with.

1. Being the victim.

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Pexels / Jules Amé

Sometimes we are victims of things. It just happens. If you’re well adjusted though, you won’t play the victim to your friends.

You can vent about it, but you still have to take on your challenges yourself and make things right. When people play the victim with you, offer a little pragmatic advice and send them on their way.

2. Being manipulative.

It’s not always easy to know when we’re being manipulated. At some level, we all want to do the right thing on behalf of others.

Sometimes though, people use guilt, selective memory or compliments to get what they want out of you. It’s important to be able to recognize when you’re dealing with a manipulator.

3. Being judgmental.

It sucks to be around people who are superficially judgmental. I think we all know someone like this.

Their superficiality stems from poor feelings about themselves, making it a toxic habit for both them and the people around them.

We all make judgments in our day-to-day lives, but it’s crucial that we don’t get malicious about it.

4. Lacking in compassion.

Here’s one truth that I’ve held close for my whole life: life isn’t always easy and sometimes the chances aren’t all that great.

We don’t need to make it worse by surrounding ourselves with unkind people or lacking compassion for others.

Kindness is crucial in building the kind of world we want to live in.

5. Being entirely too negative.

Negativity is at the core of toxic energy.

Things that happen in our lives can leave us kind of jaded. You can escape feeling jaded, but it takes time and energy and not many know how to do that.

So what’s left behind is negativity toward everything.

If you can break yourself free of these 5 toxic behaviors, you’ll be on track for a more upbeat, positive life.

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