3 Signs Someone is Surrounded by Toxic People
How to know if someone is depressed? Well, in a world full of stress and fake friendships, depression and anxiety are nothing new. But, even if someone feels sad for a long time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have depression.
Have you ever thought about the possibility that it’s the people around you who make you feel sad and worthless?
This doesn’t mean that you blame others for your condition, but you become aware of the way people around you influence your mental and emotional state.
Just think about it, is there anyone whose behavior affects your feelings to the point that you feel hurt or miserable after spending some time with them? And, what if that person lives with you?
Or, what if they are close to you and you see them every other day? What if your friend, partner, or co-worker is making you feel like s*it again and again? And, you end up being hurt and sad, realizing you are depressed.
But, you are not. You are just surrounded by toxic people who exist only to make you and others miserable. They feed on your tears and sadness, and they might even do it without being aware of it. It’s simply in their nature.
If you are surrounded by people with the following traits or habits, the reason why you feel depressed is them, and not you.
3 Signs You Are Surrounded by Toxic People
1. They Are Happy with Their Stupidity
The fact is, we can’t know everything and be smart all the time. If you don’t know anything about basketball, you don’t go around and teach people about basketball.
On the other hand, that’s exactly what toxic people do. They are happy to talk gloriously about things they know nothing about, hoping their stupidity will “teach” others something valuable.
2. They Are Loud and Obnoxious
Most of these people are loud and not able to hold a normal conversation. That’s because they feel like they are the only ones who have something interesting to say, so they shout, take over, monologue, and even invade your personal space.
They feel like the world revolves around them. Often, they don’t even notice they are doing it. But, some people do it on purpose just to intimidate others.
3. They Are Selfish
While having self-respect is a great thing and means taking care of your mental state and emotions, being selfish is totally different. Toxic people are usually selfish. They only care about their own feelings and opinions, dismissing the values and ideas of others.
What’s more, they can even make fun of other people’s feelings and opinions. They are real as*holes, aren’t they?
How Can They Make You Feel Depressed?
Toxic people see your kind and respectful nature as a flaw and even make you feel naïve or stupid for being nice. They make you question yourself and your principles, shattering your self-esteem.
Eventually, this could lead to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, and depression.
How to Protect Yourself from These People
Start seeing the true colors of people around you, including your best friend, family members, partner, or anyone who makes you feel bad. Stop seeing only your idealized picture of them to help yourself heal and get your self-esteem back.
And, once you identify them, cut that person out of your life or reduce their presence in your life as much as possible. Do this even if that person is your partner or sister. Finally, start taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Do things that make you happy, spend more time with positive people, eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep. Only in that way you can become a strong person whose self-esteem will no longer be ruined by toxic people!