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    Enough - I've had enough of them thrust upon me in my family and work situations. So I will not let such people through the gates of my personal life.  That would be my own fault...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 13 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    Help! My Cousin Is Clingy. - I love my cuz, but she is extremely needy and clingy. If i don't call her every day she starts complaining that no one cares about her. She will say...
    trbmom trbmom 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    I Will Not Give Up - I am angry. I'm frustrated. Running in circles and always trying to fix things and finally figuring out that there is no fixing things. You can't fix anyone...
    carelessjean carelessjean 18-21, F Dec 23, 2012

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    Forrest Church, Unitarian mister, once said: Choose your enemies wisely because you tend to become more like them. So if you don't like toxic people, don't become one. You won't...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    Toxic.. - My definition of a toxic person is one who purposefully & intentionally attempts to bring me down. As long as I am respected, I welcome everyone into my life =)
    NorthernProject NorthernProject 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    Hazardous People Can Pass Me By - I'm have to deal with some very toxic people with my job. I'm a doctor that deals with some very mentally messed up people. In my private live, I...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    How Do I Know If I Am A Toxic Person? - I've been a big ball of negativity ever since my wife left me early on during this deployment. On top of losing the one friend I...
    AbandonedArchangel AbandonedArchangel 26-30, M 9 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    Peace? - I always felt so guilty if I said no to my husband regarding his family. Because of this I have suffered and gone through so much pain. My husband never believes me and in...
    lisgirl2 lisgirl2 26-30, F Sep 19, 2012

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    Its A Rule Of Thumb For Me! - I enjoy my life and I value my goals and feelings, so I have this rule.I will not have toxic people in my life or deal with them online.If you have to...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2013

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    Can Toxic People Control Themselves? - Sometimes, I ask myself if the toxic people can truly control themselves, because they appear to have a difficulty with that... And I wonder...
    Melybird Melybird 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Energy Exchange - Ah yes, toxic people, aka - emotional vampires. I have been unfortunate to meet a few of those in my lifetime! They will suck the life-energy out of you...if you...
    Visionquest Visionquest 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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    Toxic Family & Friends Who Abuse Me - I am alone! My family and "friends" have bullied me for most of my life. I spend holidays and birthdays alone because I am unable to hear...
    BulliedAndBeaten BulliedAndBeaten 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    A Waste Of Time - Why should I waste my time with nasty, toxic people when there are so many nice people to get to know?  Life is too short for me to want to be involved with...
    gman1023 gman1023 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    They Are Dementors - Toxic people get their strength from making other people miserable. It is as if the unhappiness of the person they are cornering drives their lives and...
    heiwa heiwa 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Toxic Family - My family is toxic, they are cruel and negative people, and I no longer have place for them in my life,Ever since I can remember, my only dream was getting out of...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    How To Deal With Selfish And Manipulative People - We all meet them at some stage
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Willingness - The VA taught me the true meaning of the word willingness; choice plus action. This lesson has caused me to understand what one can do if willing. I now call...
    infpisme infpisme 46-50, M 13 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    No Thanks - I don't like toxic food.Dont like toxic water,toxic air, toxic noise,nor toxic people.These things will just bring you down,and I say: no thanks.The thing is, toxic...
    MissTambourineMam MissTambourineMam 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    Better Than Having No Job? - What do you do when everyone at work, to varying degrees, is toxic? The environment is such that people scheme against each other, and you, every day...
    2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 23 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    That's Right. - Even if they are family members. I have a few family members who don't agree with how I live my life. They always have "suggestions", comments, negative things to...
    Sasha4Buck Sasha4Buck 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    Malevolent - I think there is a point when we realize that we are enablers to the people who cause stress in our lives. I used to believe that I was very mature in my dealings with...
    TheJoneses TheJoneses 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    It Seems That's All There Is In The World - Toxic people are everywhere. It seems as if I have to be involved with them or be alone completely. I guess I choose to be alone in that...
    NavaGirl NavaGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    My Presence Cannot Save You - I had to learn to turn people away because as an empath, toxic people can draw to my energy like bugs to a light. It's just how it is. When you appear...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2012

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    I Am Not Damaging My Health - I am at the age where I am living for myself and no one else. Screw what other people think, if I think you are a bad person I will cut you off as...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    "sometimes Family Is The Toxic People" - God has truly blessed me to make it to a milestone turning point in my life, and I finally see who the toxic people were in my life. I...
    Autum2013 Autum2013 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Maybe it's a pretentious attitude but anytime I notice that someone is just 'bad' to be around; there's nothing that's going to keep me around them. It's not a vendetta but I make...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Mental Realization...to Reach The Destination. - Coming out of the wastelands and shadowlands requireszealous determination. Mental realization of those causingstagnation to ones...
    lookingwindow lookingwindow 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    I will only surround myself with genuine people. I want positive influences and role models, especially for my son. I don't care if you ***** and gossip about me. I'm not a...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    What Or Who Is A Toxic Person? - This is an essentially subjective criteria.  A toxic person in one relationship may be a friend in another . . .  Each person is...
    enna30 enna30 56-60, F 10 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    I Said Goodbye To You Today - Hey Beautiful. I know you didn't hear me, but I said goodbye to you today. I'm just so tired of trying to reach out to you. I'm tired of giving. I'm...
    cbrf3rider cbrf3rider 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I wish to live by this for the rest of my life. Stress has killed many people, and all these bad people stress me out a lot. I just don't need it. I may be stuck with a few toxic...
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Here I Go Again!! - I have had this girl repeatedly show up in my life over the years. I have never had anyone do this to me. She stalked me and threated harm to me and my family...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 27 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Reality Check... - Well we cannot help to be involved with toxic people because the universe is just a very small place teeming with dissimilar personalities. More often than not...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    The Other Side (amended) - I am paranoid of BEING the toxic person that gets shunned .... even if I make corrections though, I guess it is potentially out of my hands (which I'm...
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Live and Learn. - in my old age (ahem!) i simply don't have the emotional energy to maintain relationships with these people. i used to be able to, but at some point a few years...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    I Refuse to Be - In the past, I have had people around me who were the human equivalent of drinking cyanide. Now I just can't even bear to have toxic people near me. Even if at...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Not Good. - I never want to be a part of them. I never will be one of them. It is plain sick to think that ANYBODY wants to be one of those. I respect people, but I won't respect...
    Firefly27 Firefly27 13-15 Oct 23, 2012

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    Toxic - I have had alot of toxic people come and go out of my life. They have too much negativity to pour out on people. I am a person that gives people the benefit of the doubt...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    Sometimes if you don't want to involve with toxic people you must have this unpleasant experience that happen to me once a will at first i got angry now i don't give a ****,let...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I Will Not Tolerate Toxic People In My Life - I will not tolerate toxic people in my life. My definition of a toxic person is someone very negative, argumentative, deliberately...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 7 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Human Rights - True ugliness is when you reduce a human being into an object, a stepping stone for your ego.  There are some people who are so tortured, so insecure that they can...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    A Lifelong Lesson - When I was younger, with more tolerance and naivety, I would let marginally bizarre people into my life for entertainment value, if nothing else. Often, we...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    Me No Like Bad Vibe People - This story was 'assigned' to me in my Writer's Challenge thread.  So here we go. First of all, I have a strict practice to stay away from toxic...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 31 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    Healing - After a lot of years, I finally realized the true reason I needed all this extra padding.     I'm thin-skinned, very thin-skinned.   This is not to be confused with...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    I'M Sorry But You And Your Dark Cloud Can Go As Far Away From Me As Possible - I am already a person who struggles with her own inner negativity. I will no longer allow someone to...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Cut Off - I lived in a small town for most of my life. I knew the same people and was mistreated by the same people for over a decade. People I called friends, people I trusted...
    morninghalo morninghalo 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My "sick" Friend - This is one of the very best things about getting a little older. Somewhere along the path of life, I miraculously realized that I am in total control...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Ah The Toxic Ones!! - Yes it would be a perfect world if we didn't have to involve ourselves with toxic people. The unfortunate of this is we do have to face them from time to time...
    aradia11 aradia11 51-55, F Jul 7, 2013

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    I am a college student and have been exposed to a lot of bad influences, I've met and hung around with these people and only live now to regret it. Luckily I had the mentality to...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Characteristics Of A Toxic Relationship And More - I have had toxic relationships and they were not pretty. I found some helpful things for people who are going through nasty...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    Success Defeating Behaviours. - I came across a very interesting and enlightening little book.It has 35 chapters and they are as follow. 1) Don't learn any useful skills. 2) Don't...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 10 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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