Negative people can easily ruin your life for good. Being around negative people can bring all your hopes down, even dampen your mood, and drive you to depression. While many people tend to downplay the effects of keeping very toxic friends in their lives, there is no doubt that doing so can hinder them from living their life to the fullest. Here are the reasons you need to get rid of these people in your life, no matter how harsh the idea may sound.
You are the People You Hang Around
There is no other way around this principle. If you keep toxic friends you will eventually be like them over time. This is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Negativity is absolutely transferable and sooner or later, the friends you despise for being so negative, intrusive, overly critical, dramatic, and argumentative, will be your new normal and now you will become the “toxic friend” to others. Break free while you still can. Being negative all the time rewires your brain so that you adopt an entirely new thought processing – that negativity is good and that this is good and normal.
Avoid the Temptation to Hang with Low-Quality People
Having negative friends can draw you into the negative circle they often want to be in every moment in their life. They will ask for your advice and sympathy with the drama of their lives, with their victim mentality, and their “me against the world” life narrative. Because you are their friend, you are expected to comfort and make things better for them. However, more often than not, it is too late for you to realize that this circle of negativity runs forever. The moment you are being sucked to one’s consistent, endless black hole, have the courage to resist. Act fast, cut the ties, and limit your time with them. You are doing yourself a huge favor when you do.