Learn these 10 warning signs to spot toxic friendships that are bad for your mental health. Do not let their rudeness compromise your mental well-being.
Beware of pals who only appear when they are in need or when things are going well. They only talk about themselves and ignore you and your problems.
Your friends might mistreat you if they violate your boundaries. This is an indication of disrespect rather than closeness.
Healthy friendships celebrate uniqueness, whereas toxic ones push you to hide your true self. For a friend's approval, don't compromise your morals.
People that are toxic bring drama with them and create havoc wherever they go. Avoid promoting it and defend your pals without explaining your point.
Pay attention to any uneasy feelings that may arise in a friendship. Consider whether the issue is a lack of safety or familiarity.
Being unpredictable by itself does not necessarily make someone toxic. Instead, look out for instances where it results in aggression, anxiety or self-consciousness.
Distrust and suspicion are fostered by gossip. Toxic buddies adore leaking information.
Respectful friends own their errors, apologize, and alter their behaviour. Toxic friends avoid making apologies make flippant ones, or speak in a defensive manner.
Friends who are toxic do not lift you up or support you rather, they undermine you. You can feel exhausted and depressed after being around them.
When you socialize with others, toxic pals feel envious and try to drive a hole between you and your other friendships.