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You are not the exception.
How do you know you have a toxic person in your life?
Below are the three common mind games of toxic people, see if you know someone who behaves like this.
Once this person proves to be toxic, do not whatever you do think you can change them. Even a professional therapist, is unlikely to impact their behavior as they are too arrogant to admit they have a problem. Toxic people have a personality and mental disorder it’s as simple as that. The last thing you need to do is ruin yourself by trying to save them, it just doesn’t work that way.
Now that we have that clear, here are the three mind games toxic people play with you.
Game #1: Gain, Preserve or Acquire Control
Toxic people must be in control of you and everything around them—if they don’t have that control, they have nothing. If they can get you to make a particular response which is what they want, this gives them power over you and that is exactly what they are looking for.
Toxic people crave the need to have control everywhere, work, home, parties, you name it that’s the venue of control they want, but be warned if they can’t get it, they will increase their efforts until they achieve total control over you.
An example being if they can’t control you at work as you don’t work in the same place, they will insist on taking you to and from the workplace, meeting for lunch, not to have some quality time together, but to exact their toxic actions on you such as wear you down, so that when you go back to work for the afternoon, you are left thinking of nothing but what they have said to you.
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