Toxic People

I woke up feeling sad today. Then I read this post by Pastor Dave Orrison. I think I know where my sadness is coming from, now.

(Sorry, I forgot to allow comments. I did that now. Please also visit Pastor Dave’s blog.)

Grace for my Heart

It’s Narcissist Friday!

What is our responsibility, as believers, to the toxic people in our lives?

Can another believer be toxic to me?

What is a toxic person? A toxic person is someone who affects you in a negative way, poisoning your heart. In the presence of a toxic person, you become something you don’t want to be. You may be fearful, weak, angry, or even sad, but the emotions you experience will be inconsistent with how you want to feel and how you should feel in a normal relationship. In other words, a toxic person will damage you much like a poison destroys your health.

Narcissists are usually toxic people, toxic at least to certain others. Often through criticism, narcissists consistently bring certain people down. Sometimes by expectations or job requirements. Sometimes by gossip, or negative talk, or comparisons. Sometimes even by violent verbal and personal attacks. However they…

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10 thoughts on “Toxic People

  1. hawk2017 May 3, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    I have family that are toxic to me. I love them and pray but do not put myself in harms way. TY:)

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  2. ourlittleredhouseblog May 5, 2019 / 9:08 am

    I forgot to thank you for this post. I thought I did but just now checking I realized I hadn’t. This post of yours gave me the courage to write about my own upbringing. Thank you for your courage in sharing your adventures and past with us. I am so sorry you lived in a toxic environment, it is a horrible place to be and carry with us through life. I needed this blog site of yours, so glad I discovered it. Keep writing, you have a gift and there are so many out there that need your words. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote May 5, 2019 / 9:58 pm

      Oh my goodness, I can’t even tell you how much your kind words mean to me. I want to print your comment out and frame it. What you said here is so encouraging. Thank you!

      I would say more, but it’s been a very long day and I am so tired. But thank you. You are awesome!

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  3. ourlittleredhouseblog May 8, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    Thank you. Just keep doing what you are doing and may only good things come your way for you and your love ones from this day forward.

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  4. DI May 18, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    Just came across your site and I’m sorry I’m not really commenting on this post, although it is very true that we need to avoid toxic people, just like we need to avoid toxic food and pollution and stuff. I mostly wanted to comment on your symbol or whatever you might call it to the right that says “PTSD is a NORMAL reaction”. I’ve been trying to get people to stop saying that people with PTSD, borderline personality, bipolar, anxiety, multiple personalities, etc are mentally “ILL” or “crazy” or a long list of other negatives. They say “You have an ILLNESS and we need to treat it with MEDS”. These mental “illnesses” are really a normal response to trauma experienced nine times out of ten and the way to heal from it is to address the root cause of the problem-the abuse and trauma and heal that and then the person will go back to what others consider “normal”. We have to realize that these responses are a normal reaction to the trauma and the mind and body does these things as a protective measure to allow the person to heal and protect them while they may still be in danger. Some of the behaviors that people with PTSD etc. display may not be very healthy and might harm others, but it is not abnormal for them. It is THEIR NORMAL for that time in their life while they are healing from the trauma. They need support to heal from the root cause while being advised to live as healthy as possible and not hurt others with their behavior. We need to stop saying PTSD people are crazy and help them to heal. Anyway, I’m not always very eloquent, so might not make sense, but I just like the picture. Blessings to you and your website.

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote May 19, 2019 / 1:10 am

      I agree 100%. Thank you so much for your very wise and eloquent comment. God bless you, Di.

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