5 TYPES OF TOXIC PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY FROM FOR A BETTER PEACE OF MIND

Who we interact with in life starting from the time one is born through to adulthood has an impact on our mental health in many ways which then could manifest into certain physical behaviors such as the manner in which we talk or solve problems.

Before distancing yourself from certain persons out of your life, ensure you're not self-sabotaging your own pursue of inner peace or not understanding that no human is perfect. However despite our imperfections, here are seven kinds of people you should stay away from in life :

1. THE COMPLAINER

Ever had a friend who complains a lot like its a full time job? Funny as it may sound, complaining could be their cry for help but if nothing positive ever (or rarely) comes out from their mouth, they could affect your mindset and you might slowly start becoming negative about everything in life. Before detaching from such a friend or relative, let them know your stand on this issue, be gentle with them, offer them solutions or encourage them. However, if complaining about everything including the few drops of rain is their daily song, stay away from them.

2. THE 'ALWAYS A VICTIM'

People can be victims of circumstances but if one is wrong, its always important to 'not make excuses but take responsibility of ones actions'. Being around a person, be it friend or even close family member who loves to play the victim is stressing and may sometimes be annoying. As time goes by, you'll see the need to detach.

3. THE ENVIOUS

Where there is envy, jealously most likely abides. Its okay to always want self improvement but it should be done by comparing with others as this builds up envy and jealousy. Envious persons are capable of getting what they want even if it negatively affects others including YOU. Staying away from such persons ensures you do not have their kind of mindset and you also don't end up victim of their plans to get what they want.

4. THE GOSSIPPER

Gossiping may seem fun and entertaining especially when you’re bored. Gossipers are known to enjoy talking bad about others. Gossiping not only hurts other people but it fills your mind with so much negativity from things that don’t even concern you. Guess what else about gossiping? -If they can gossip to you about other’s misfortune, you’re next on their list. Gossiping is also known to keep you busy with things will not build you in life. Remember, "Great minds discuss ideas, average ones discuss events, and small minds discuss people." – Eleanor Roosevelt

5. THE ENTITLED

Entitled persons strongly feel they can have whatever they want. They also have a tendency of portraying others as bad if they do not get what they want from them. Entitled persons are also capable of injuring anyone who does not give them what they want. Distancing yourself from such (after advise of course) will save you from their manipulative behavior and even you thinking like them because behavior is mostly contagious.

To wrap this up, careful with who you surround yourself with but at the same time be gentle with everyone because we humans are capable of change. Do not forget to protect your inner peace.

Medical student + overthinker