I don’t have time for toxic people. When you engage them, they drain you of resources and energy best served being productive and sharing with others. I have others who need me and I have my own happiness to tend to, to deal with a person who can’t see the good in life or appreciate what they do have.
So how do you deal with a toxic person in your life? Don’t feed the beast. Don’t discuss, communicate or give them a moment of your time. The cost to doing so is too high. This goes for those closest to you.
When you ignore this person, they will move on to someone else.... you know the saying “misery loves company”. Trust me, they will find that company.
What if the toxic person is someone very close to you? Have the conversation with them. It’s your choice to be the way that you are. I care about you and understand you are going through stuff, but I choose to look for solutions. I don’t have time for this. Highest energy wins in this conversation. Stand your ground and stay true to your principles. If they care about you as much as you care about them, they may In fact change.
If you find yourself in the trap of constantly bitching about something with THAT person..... I encourage you to step back and reevaluate your priorities.
Negativity gets you nowhere, especially in these trying times.