There are long term effects on individuals involved in “Toxic Relationships” that can effect these individuals daily life (see below). I should know I’ve been involved in many of these relationships and finally understanding the effects they had on me and others. We all meet individuals who are apt to criticize, complain and or full of sacrasm but when these individuals player a bigger role in our life the effects can be devastating. The toxic relationship maybe hard to escape because these individuals are members of your family, fellow co-workers, or even a loved one.
LONG TERM EFFECTS
(1) Shyness- Being afraid to speak up because others will “attack you”
(2) Insecurity- Unwilling to try something new or even escape from this relationship because you are unworthy.
(3) “Horn Effect” Even when you feel you’ve recovered from this insecurity you live in constant fear that you’ll say or do something that will automatically turn a positive relationship negative. That others will find this “horn” and turn against you.
(4) Become the Toxic Monster. Like a vampire the more time you spend with a toxic person the more they influence you and the more negative you become.
Make sure you double the time spent with positive people then the toxic ones and utilize their upbeat attitude to prove that you are an incredible wonderful person. You soon will realize that it is the toxic person that has the problem, you might feel sorry for them but that it is up to them to change themselves not make them change you. A few locations to meet these positive people are your local religious institutions, charitable organizations, and/or mental health groups.