10 Powerful Quotes That Help When Dealing With Toxic People

It’s important to know how to handle toxic people in our lives as their behaviors can greatly impact our mental and emotional wellbeing.

For this reason it’s important to develop strategies to preserve your wellbeing by asking yourself these simple yet powerful questions:

Feeling drained by toxic individuals?

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

 – Oprah Winfrey

Wondering how to protect your peace?

“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”

 – Dan Millman

Struggling with negativity around you?

“Your energy is an investment; spend it wisely.” 

– Unknown

Dealing with emotional toxicity?

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.”

 – John Mark Green

Finding it hard to set boundaries?

“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.” 

– Doreen Virtue

Needing a reminder to prioritize self-care?

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” 

– Audre Lorde

Wanting to minimize the impact of toxic influences?

“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out!” 

– Robert Tew

Struggling to maintain inner peace?

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” 

– William James

Feeling affected by toxic behavior?

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” 

– Les Brown

Seeking resilience in the face of toxicity?

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” 

– Robert Jordan

Personal Questions 

Am I willing to distance myself if necessary?

“Cutting toxic people from your life doesn’t mean you hate them; it simply means you respect yourself.” 

– Unknown

Is this relationship mutually beneficial?

“A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.” 

– Mandy Hale

Am I staying true to my values and priorities?

“You have a right to say no to people and things that drain your energy and take you away from your purpose.”

 – Unknown

Am I open to forgiveness and healing when appropriate?”

“Forgiving is not forgetting; it’s letting go of the hurt.” 

– Kathy D. Carter


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