5 Types Of People You Should Say Goodbye To
In a birthday toast to my mother this past weekend, my brother so eloquently stated that times are only as good as the people you’re sharing them with. Those powerful words have been swimming around in my head for a few days now and I wanted to take a moment to dive in a bit further. The time that we give others is invaluable and should not be handled lightly. Whether it’s a friend, a co-worker, or a partner – your time together should be handled with mutual respect. Sometimes it’s hard to see what is right in front of us but I want to encourage you to use this post as a “mirror” to your life relationships.
5 Types Of Toxic People You Should Say Bye-Bye-Bye To:
The Mean Girl
I’m not sure if “the mean girls” will ever vanish from the high school hallways but they sure as heck should vanish from your life. Having a mean friend within your circle not only wipes away good vibes but it also reflects poorly on you. Depending on your relationship with the dubbed mean girl bring the issue to the surface or distance yourself.
The Train Wreck
CHOO-CHOO, a wreck is coming through. Unfortunately, there is always one in the group. You know, the one that just cannot get it together. Their actions weigh on you and at times they tend to feel like your responsibility. No one is perfect so there is no need to point fingers however there is a massive difference from a friend who is asking for help and a friend who is in constant need of being bailed out of sticky situations.
The Debbie Downer
Ugh, the worst! Friends are there to lift each other up during hardships and to be together in times of celebrations. Relationships are not meant to be a lurking dark cloud in your life and you should spend your time enjoying each others company as opposed to being exhausted by dealing with someone else’s mood swings.
The Green Eyed Monster
Jealousy is an incredibly dirty emotion. Mix a friendship into it and you have yourself a disaster waiting to happen. Your friend will get a promotion at work while you’re struggling to make next month’s rent. Your friend will get engaged before you while you’re praying for a match on Bubble. Your friend will have a closet full of to die for clothes while you’re rocking the same blouse. Life happens. Sh!t happens. If your friend is not confident enough in themselves and feels the need to rain on your parade time and time again that is a waving red flag that it’s time to reevaluate.
The Judgmental Judy
The eye roll. The snarky tone. The silence. The under breathe comments. Unless you are Mother Theresa in the flesh there is a high chance you judge people – some more than others. Forming opinions is human nature but it’s how those opinions are executed is what sets people apart. If you repeatedly find yourself in a situation where the same person is breathing judgement down your neck you should have enough respect for yourself and your choices to remove yourself from a toxic environment.