Negative people are not only annoying, but they can also have a lasting, significant influence on your life and thinking. They often focus on making others uncomfortable with their behavior. It’s quite a challenge to deal with them as they stick to their point, no matter how illogical and irrelevant their argument is. Toxic bullies do not even show any resistance to making false accusations of theft or other substantial false claims that might affect the other person for the rest of their life.
It will be easier to deal with them if you recognize that they must are likely going through some difficulties in their life. They need support, love, and care from society. Lack of these things make them behave in a certain way. Along with this recognition, it is also important to protect yourself from them. They have mood swings and attitude problems. You can use the following strategies to keep yourself at a safe distance while keeping their mood controlled.
Do not pretend their behavior is fine
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to justify their behavior. You know their behavior is unconventional and worrisome. They destroy the environments they are in and always create an emotional drama. Their attitude makes all the people around them suffer. It becomes easier to breathe when they are away. You may want to consider if you really need this person in your life or if you can just cut off all communication with the person. If you do need to interact with this person regularly, making them feel that their behavior is not acceptable is extremely important.
Let them go
If you do not need to interact with a negative person due to work or family obligations, then it’s time to let them go. Tell them that it does not mean you hate them. Rather, explain that it is good for the both of you. Express that you still care about them. Do not forget about your own wellbeing. It is most important to be calm. Do not remind them of anything in the past or try to justify anything.
Stand up for Yourself
When a negative person tries to manipulate you with their anger, it’s important that you stand your ground. Maybe they won’t respond when you try to communicate. Maybe they will start saying negative things about you and your loved ones to dominate you. Speaking up can often offend and outrage toxic individuals. They will be surprised when you do not listen to them. But showing that you are not a pushover can also cause them to direct their toxicity to more receptive people.
Show them that you are not insulted
Toxic people often say things to generate a response. Don’t give them what they want. Make them understand that the things they say are not insulting you. Do not give any justifications. Just be polite and sweet in front of them.
Do not take anything personal
Toxic people are not just negative with you. They are negative to anyone who will listen to them. You have the freedom to not take anything personally. It has nothing to do with you. It is an issue with them.