Toxic people are best avoided. They suck all the happiness out of the air around them. They can cause practical difficulties in your life so it is important to recognise them.
1. Friends who expect you to be there for them always but never return the favour.
2. Relatives who ruin family gatherings with snide remarks and criticism.
3. Co-workers who waste your time by insisting on gtossiping around the water dispenser or photocopier.
4. Neighbours who are always borrowing your things but never returning them making you go without.
5. A toxic partner who doles out physical or emotional abuse on a regular basis : needs to be escaped rather than just avoided.