Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.
There’s a lot of good advice in this article. It’s excellent for dealing with toxic people, but it is also good for avoiding burnout when in any stressful job position. This is especially good for educators of all kinds.
If you were ever looking for emotional skills and social skills, this is a great list of those people need to learn (and to continually practice) in order to maintain healthy resilience: The skills can just as easily replace the word “they” with “resilient people…”
They Set Limits (Especially with Complainers)
They Don’t Die in the Fight
They Rise Above
They Stay Aware of Their Emotions
They Establish Boundaries
They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy
They Don’t Focus on Problems—Only Solutions
They Don’t Forget
They Squash Negative Self-Talk
They Get Some Sleep
They Limit Their Caffeine Intake
They Use Their Support System