How to Deal with Toxic People Without Losing Your Sanity

Qasim Adam
8 min readJan 12, 2022
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Do you have someone in your life who is toxic? Someone who always seems to ruin your good time, or makes you feel bad about yourself?

Do you know someone who is always negative, critical, and judgmental? Do they constantly put others down and make them feel bad? If so, you may be dealing with a toxic person. You’re not alone.

For anyone who has ever had to deal with a toxic person, you know that it can be both mentally and emotionally exhausting. It seems like they are never happy, and they always find a way to make everything your fault.

They can be manipulative and destructive, and it’s often hard to know how to deal with them without losing your sanity in the process.

Toxic people can be incredibly draining to be around, but unfortunately, they’re often impossible to get rid of. Luckily, there are ways to deal with them without losing your mind. Here are 16 tips for dealing with toxic people:

1. Distance yourself from them…for a little while.

Toxic people tend to be very emotional vampires who suck your energy when they’re in your life…to the point that often, you find yourself dreading their presence.

If you’re worn out from being around them or are feeling too stressed, give yourself a break. Distance yourself for a little while to recharge your batteries and regain your composure.

Don’t engage with the toxic person’s behavior. When they start acting up, don’t give them the reaction they’re looking for. Simply ignore them and walk away. Don’t say another word to them because toxic people will try anything to get a reaction out of you.

2. Surround yourself with positive people

One of the most surefire ways to erode someone’s self-esteem is to surround them with toxic people who don’t appreciate them. Surround yourself with people who love you, believe in you, and make you feel good about yourself.

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3. Focus on what’s important to you.

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Qasim Adam

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