Toxic people speak badly about others, are negative, lack compassion, take up way too much of your time, constantly have drama going on, lie to you, criticize you, talk more than they listen, play the victim, lose their temper, have to be right, treat others poorly, are self-obsessed, try to control you, have addiction issues. (Sue Fitzmaurice)
You can’t live a positive life around negative people. Ignore these people and move on from them when you must. Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough! Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them, or that you wish them harm; it just means you care about your own well-being. Because every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/08/01/7-negative-people-you-need-to-ignore/
DEAR GOD YES! It's funny because the person I hear complain the most usually has a better life than the noncomplainers. Just because you don't hear me talk about it doesn't mean I didn't have an eating disorder, self harmed myself, was molested when I was younger then raped at 19. You don't know that my father abused me or that I'm currently STUCK in an emotionally abusive relationship. Stop complaining about having to run around doing things YOU signed up for.
I couldn't agree more with this poster. Particularly if you are recovering from mental difficulties. You must be with positive people and rise to their level. Negative people have a habit of dragging you down to their own level. Because they don't want to be left behind and not because they are giving you good advice. I only have a few friends myself, and they are Triple A rated. cheers Paul Ianni