There is a general group of people who we call “toxic people” and they have the capabilities to damage you by their emotions and dramas. Sure, you can be close to whoever you want and cut them out from your life anytime but avoiding toxic people can be tough at times. They might be you casual friends, family members, bosses or colleagues at work. It’s important to know that you can’t change anybody and it’s better to not to argue or prolong the conversation with them. But what if the toxic people are always in your surroundings? Here we have got some basic rules that smart people use to communicate with toxic people. Keep on reading to know more about these rules.
Take a look at the 12 smartest rules to communicate with toxic people. This is what a clever person should do.
1. Don’t trust easily or share your rules and secrets with them
Toxic people will share deep secrets about them just to get other person’s trust. If you meet somebody who does this, do not be tricked into thinking that they like you or trust you. It’s a manipulative method of gaining friends or power in a social group. Do not take the bait.
2. You don’t always have to be there when they need you
The reason why toxic people are always in crisis or need something is because they are masters at creating them. This is what they do – draw breath and create drama. They seek sympathy, attention, and financial or moral support, but you don’t always have to run to their side. Don’t ask questions and don’t offer help. You might feel bad because it’s not what you are but remember that you are not dealing with a normal person.
3. Demand straight answers from them
Toxic people are great at gaining sympathy. You might have seen them saying “I don’t have money, I can’t pay you back because I can’t get a job. And I can’t get a job because I was bullied at school and don’t have good skills.” Do not be fooled and always demand a straight answer than listening to their emotional stories.