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The phrase ‘toxic people’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly is a toxic person like? Well, there are a few different types of toxic people, and each of them is toxic in its way.

Upon looking over the list, you have likely encountered at least a few of these toxic people. While not all of them are dangerous, they will do far more harm than good in your life. There’s a saying that goes something along the lines “The people you surround yourself with are what you end up becoming,” and there’s a lot of truth to that.

So, if you have any of these toxic types of people in your life, you may want to reconsider their place in your life.

1. The perpetual victim.

The perpetual victim is someone who is always the victim of everyone else, and can never take responsibility for their own lives. When they talk about almost any situation, they always find a way to make themselves appear to be the victim.

2. The judge.

The judge is someone who is very ‘holier than thou.’ They are always looking for reasons to judge others, even when they have plenty of skeletons in their closet, so to speak. And not only do they nit-pick and judge everyone, but they also find it nearly impossible to see that they could ever do anything wrong.

3. The negative Nancy.

A negative Nancy is a serial pessimist to the biggest extent. When you have good news, they always find a way to rain on your parade. And they are always complaining about something.

4. The manipulator.

Manipulators are an entirely different breed of toxic. They go to great lengths to get what they want and will step all over anyone that stands in their way. In many cases, they are a good combination of all of the different toxic types, depending on what they want from you.

5. The narcissist.

Narcissists are self-absorbed people, who are quite abusive to others and very attention-demanding. Oftentimes, narcissists can be quite manipulative, so much so that they can be hard to detect at first. However, eventually, their mask slips off, and they reveal their true character. This is one toxic person to be wary of over everyone else.

6. The social media fake.

A social media faker is someone who pretends their life is perfect online, while the fact of the matter is much different. For example, they may be one of the worst parents in the world, but on social media, they would have the world believe they are parent of the year. In another case, this person might go to Facebook, and play themselves and their accomplishments up to way beyond who they are. Regardless, this is a bad sign.

7. The gossip.

A gossip is someone who is always talking about someone else. They always have the latest tea about anyone and everyone, and they can’t wait to spill it to anyone who will listen. Because of this, it’s hard to trust them or to even get close to them. It’s likely as soon as you turn your back, they will start spilling your tea too.

8. The liar.

A liar is someone that cannot be trusted either. You may often hear them slip up, or straight up lie about something or many things, some things that just seem silly to lie about. However, someone who lies all the time cannot be trusted, because if they lie all the time to everyone else, chances are, they will lie to you too.