Difficult people are drawn to the reasonable ones and all of us have likely had or have at least one person in our lives who have us bending around ourselves like barbed wire in endless attempts to please them — only to never really get there. Being able to spot their harmful behaviour is the first step to minimising their impact. You might not be able to change what they do, but you can change what you do with it, and any idea that toxic somebody in your life might have that they can get away with it. There are plenty of things toxic people do to manipulate people and situations to their advantage. Here are 12 of them. When this happens, you might find yourself making excuses for them or doing everything you can to make them happy.
ME: Ok…so why? Insert serious face Awkward moment. I start giggling. He turns ago to me. He smiles. So what? What the hell does that aim. How insensitive of him!!