11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

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11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

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11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

We all have relationships with difficult people. By difficult, I mean people who are in some way toxic: self-centered, arrogant, ignorant, judgemental, needy, play the role of the consummate victim, inconsiderate, bossy, dishonest, or insert any number of negative personality traits here, or heaven forbid, a combination of them all. Of course you know at least one. Although a lot of people advise us to cut negative people from our lives, it’s not often feasible or realistic. Sometimes the most we can do is learn how to deal with challenging people as best we can and try to protect ourselves in the process.

I’ve been dealing with one difficult person in particular for a long time. I still experience anxiety, anger, frustration, and distress as a result of this relationship. For the record, I’m not passive. I have tried defending myself and speaking up when I feel I’ve been wronged. I’ve learned though that when it comes to certain people, this gets me nowhere. My reaction, no matter how practiced or collected, only makes things worse. That’s because problem people love a reaction and don’t respond to reason. Never once have I succeeded with words when it comes to these people in my life. All we can do when it comes to people like this is try to enforce healthy boundaries and remember that their negativity has nothing to do with us.

This is hard! When someone makes accusations about me or my life, or directs their anger and frustration at me, it is really hard to remember that it has nothing to do with me. That’s when I turn to these quotes to help me remember.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

We may not be able to walk away forever, but we can certainly take a break. Excuse yourself, talk to other people, try to avoid being alone with difficult people, AVOID them as best you can.

When we say nothing, we can’t be misquoted or misunderstood. We also don’t have to anxiously await a response. Saying nothing shuts communication down and sometimes that is the best possible thing.

I know firsthand how true this is! When I was miserable, I made everyone around me miserable. When someone isn’t happy with you and you can think of nothing you’ve done to deserve it, try to remember they’re just miserable. It’s not about you.

Someone who respects you respects your boundaries, plain and simple.

Why work so hard to please someone when whatever you do never seems to be enough. What does this person add to your life other than frustration with their bottomless pit of need? Is it worth it?

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

I interpret this as “don’t stoop to their level.” Don’t sacrifice your integrity and intelligence. Be the smarter one in the room.

So true. Because the less you respond, the less you will be in contact with them.

We are all mirrors for other people. We dislike in others what we dislike in ourselves, but many people lack enough self-awareness to understand that.

Bullies bully because they don’t know how else to be strong.

Don’t allow yourself to be hurt as a result of the stories in other peoples’ heads.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

Reactions are like oxygen. Everything burns out without them.

Bookmark these quotes or print them out. Let them help to remind you the next time you are faced with a difficult person that their behavior is not to be taken personally.

11 quotes to remember when faced with toxic people.

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Jessica, it sounds like you really understand what it’s like to live with someone who has a toxic personality. I actually have a couple people in my life like this who you can’t just walk out of their life . I love these quotes!! It’s hard to keep remembering that it is them and not me. I try to focus on the good parts of these people, but on those tough days, these quotes will really help. Thanks for sharing!

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

Hi Jill, you’re very welcome. The toxic person I had in mind when I created this post several years ago actually passed away. It’s been an opportunity for me to practice compassion toward her and try to understand why she behaved the way she did. Most people are simply operating from ego and pain-body. I really should do a follow-up post on that… thank you for writing.

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11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

We all have relationships with difficult people. By difficult, I mean people who are in some way toxic: self-centered, arrogant, ignorant, judgemental, needy, play the role of the consummate victim, inconsiderate, bossy, dishonest, or insert any number of negative personality traits here, or heaven forbid, a combination of them all. Of course you know at least one. Although a lot of people advise us to cut negative people from our lives, it’s not often feasible or realistic. Sometimes the most we can do is learn how to deal with challenging people as best we can and try to protect ourselves in the process.

I’ve been dealing with one difficult person in particular for a long time. I still experience anxiety, anger, frustration, and distress as a result of this relationship. For the record, I’m not passive. I have tried defending myself and speaking up when I feel I’ve been wronged. I’ve learned though that when it comes to certain people, this gets me nowhere. My reaction, no matter how practiced or collected, only makes things worse. That’s because problem people love a reaction and don’t respond to reason. Never once have I succeeded with words when it comes to these people in my life. All we can do when it comes to people like this is try to enforce healthy boundaries and remember that their negativity has nothing to do with us.

This is hard! When someone makes accusations about me or my life, or directs their anger and frustration at me, it is really hard to remember that it has nothing to do with me. That’s when I turn to these quotes to help me remember.

We may not be able to walk away forever, but we can certainly take a break. Excuse yourself, talk to other people, try to avoid being alone with difficult people, AVOID them as best you can.

When we say nothing, we can’t be misquoted or misunderstood. We also don’t have to anxiously await a response. Saying nothing shuts communication down and sometimes that is the best possible thing.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

I know firsthand how true this is! When I was miserable, I made everyone around me miserable. When someone isn’t happy with you and you can think of nothing you’ve done to deserve it, try to remember they’re just miserable. It’s not about you.

Someone who respects you respects your boundaries, plain and simple.

Why work so hard to please someone when whatever you do never seems to be enough. What does this person add to your life other than frustration with their bottomless pit of need? Is it worth it?

I interpret this as “don’t stoop to their level.” Don’t sacrifice your integrity and intelligence. Be the smarter one in the room.

So true. Because the less you respond, the less you will be in contact with them.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

We are all mirrors for other people. We dislike in others what we dislike in ourselves, but many people lack enough self-awareness to understand that.

Bullies bully because they don’t know how else to be strong.

Don’t allow yourself to be hurt as a result of the stories in other peoples’ heads.

Reactions are like oxygen. Everything burns out without them.

Bookmark these quotes or print them out. Let them help to remind you the next time you are faced with a difficult person that their behavior is not to be taken personally.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

11 quotes to remember when faced with toxic people.

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Jessica, it sounds like you really understand what it’s like to live with someone who has a toxic personality. I actually have a couple people in my life like this who you can’t just walk out of their life . I love these quotes!! It’s hard to keep remembering that it is them and not me. I try to focus on the good parts of these people, but on those tough days, these quotes will really help. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Jill, you’re very welcome. The toxic person I had in mind when I created this post several years ago actually passed away. It’s been an opportunity for me to practice compassion toward her and try to understand why she behaved the way she did. Most people are simply operating from ego and pain-body. I really should do a follow-up post on that… thank you for writing.

Jessica A. Walsh is a 30-something year-old writer, marketing professional, and minimalist. This is where she writes about her journey to self-understanding and weight loss, while learning to live a simpler, happier, less complicated life.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

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Archives Select Month March 2019 December 2018 September 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014

Jessica A. Walsh is a 30-something year-old writer, wellness blogger, and editor actively writing her first novel, a women’s domestic drama inspired by her quest for a more peaceful and compassionate existence. This is where she writes about her journey of self-understanding and weight loss, while learning to live a simpler and happier life.

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11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

A wellness journey to my better self and a simpler life

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

We all have relationships with difficult people. By difficult, I mean people who are in some way toxic: self-centered, arrogant, ignorant, judgemental, needy, play the role of the consummate victim, inconsiderate, bossy, dishonest, or insert any number of negative personality traits here, or heaven forbid, a combination of them all. Of course you know at least one. Although a lot of people advise us to cut negative people from our lives, it’s not often feasible or realistic. Sometimes the most we can do is learn how to deal with challenging people as best we can and try to protect ourselves in the process.

I’ve been dealing with one difficult person in particular for a long time. I still experience anxiety, anger, frustration, and distress as a result of this relationship. For the record, I’m not passive. I have tried defending myself and speaking up when I feel I’ve been wronged. I’ve learned though that when it comes to certain people, this gets me nowhere. My reaction, no matter how practiced or collected, only makes things worse. That’s because problem people love a reaction and don’t respond to reason. Never once have I succeeded with words when it comes to these people in my life. All we can do when it comes to people like this is try to enforce healthy boundaries and remember that their negativity has nothing to do with us.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

This is hard! When someone makes accusations about me or my life, or directs their anger and frustration at me, it is really hard to remember that it has nothing to do with me. That’s when I turn to these quotes to help me remember.

We may not be able to walk away forever, but we can certainly take a break. Excuse yourself, talk to other people, try to avoid being alone with difficult people, AVOID them as best you can.

When we say nothing, we can’t be misquoted or misunderstood. We also don’t have to anxiously await a response. Saying nothing shuts communication down and sometimes that is the best possible thing.

I know firsthand how true this is! When I was miserable, I made everyone around me miserable. When someone isn’t happy with you and you can think of nothing you’ve done to deserve it, try to remember they’re just miserable. It’s not about you.

Someone who respects you respects your boundaries, plain and simple.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

Why work so hard to please someone when whatever you do never seems to be enough. What does this person add to your life other than frustration with their bottomless pit of need? Is it worth it?

I interpret this as “don’t stoop to their level.” Don’t sacrifice your integrity and intelligence. Be the smarter one in the room.

So true. Because the less you respond, the less you will be in contact with them.

We are all mirrors for other people. We dislike in others what we dislike in ourselves, but many people lack enough self-awareness to understand that.

Bullies bully because they don’t know how else to be strong.

11 Quotes to Remember When Faced with Toxic People

Don’t allow yourself to be hurt as a result of the stories in other peoples’ heads.

Reactions are like oxygen. Everything burns out without them.

Bookmark these quotes or print them out. Let them help to remind you the next time you are faced with a difficult person that their behavior is not to be taken personally.

11 quotes to remember when faced with toxic people.

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