12 Warning Signs Someone in Your Life Is Evil
It is generally believed that most human beings are good and favorable. However, the truth is that, unfortunately, there is evil among people. These people show a set of traits which resemble a mix of apathy, self-promotion, and intelligence. They are always on the look for domination and conquer, and as much friendly as they seem in the beginning, their true-self eventually comes to the surface. What you should know is that they are weather friends who are more of a threat than a shoulder to cry on.
Here are 12 signs that a specific person is evil so that you can take measures to remove them out of your life:
They Like To Deny Reality
Simply put, these people live in denial. They don’t look at reality as the rest of us do, and recognizing the truth is simply against their nature.
They Twist The Facts
Twisting the facts of a given situation is something they do the best. They use this manipulative trick to twist truth into something bad in order to afflict the people around them.
They Withhold Information
These people often use lying or withholding information in order to control a given situation. These intentions are their means of compromising the integrity of others and use them for their own benefit.
They Mislead People
By twisting the facts and making you believe in the opposite of what actually happened they manipulate those around them. Whether the situation is already bad, they try to make it worse for you.
They Step On Others
Evil individuals always try to dominate others by stepping on anyone in their way. Whether they want to afflict you, they will carry out without worrying how it is done as they basically feel pleased when someone is suffering.
They Lie A Lot
These people lie so much that they could be classified as pathological liars. They use this trait to fool those around them, which is like a game for them. The more they lie, the more pleasure they feel.
They Don’t Take Responsibility For Their Actions
Evil people rarely take responsibility for their actions, as this is not part of their moral code. Instead of being responsible individuals, they are people who always blame others for their mistakes and never apologize.
As already discussed earlier, these people are masters of manipulation. You should understand that you are not a priority to them, rather an obstruction to their goal.
They Are Only Friends When It Favors Them
As mentioned in the very beginning, these people are just-weather friends who are not familiar with the meaning of a real and loyal friendship. They are here when things are going well and when a situation goes wrong, they disappear.
They Are Control Freaks
Narcissists are arrogant people, whose arrogance is result of the control they have over others. They feed with their superiority and enjoy making others feel inferior and unimportant.
They Lead Double Lives
Lying and misleading others is a common trait these people use, so it`s no wonder they lead double lives and lie others the same way as they mess with you.
They Steal Your Time
Last but not least, these people steal your precious time in order to achieve a certain goal. They try to ruin your chances for any improvement or isolate you from your friends and family members.
12 Things the Most Toxic People in Your Life Have in Common
Do you know a toxic person? Even if you don’t now, at some point in your life you’re bound to have come across a person who fits the description. Dealing with such an individual can be difficult and draining, to say the least. In fact, it may challenge what you know about yourself and push you to the limits. Here are some traits to familiarize yourself with, and to help you navigate these trying relationships:
1. They Have No Compassion
One of the things that make us human is our ability to display compassion and empathy for others. However, toxic people typically lack such characteristics, meaning that they could be considered quite harmful to others.
2. They Are Always the Victim
No matter what the situation is, it is never their fault. Instead, they are the victim of circumstances and of other people. When someone in your life acts in this manner, please separate yourself immediately, as this is a major red flag.
3. They Don’t Apologize
While it may be obvious to you that they have done wrong, they can’t seem to wrap their mind around it. They are always right, and if they aren’t they have a damn good excuse.
4. They Manipulate
Even when they play it off as though they have no idea they are doing it, they are constantly manipulating others. Whether they are playing the victim, or trying to bend your sympathy, they are constantly trying to push you to act in their favor.
5. You Fear Standing Up to Them
If you are afraid to voice your opinion due to someone’s personality, this is a very bad sign. Something inside of you fears them, and this is probably for good reason. If you cannot even stand up for yourself when you should, then you need to walk away for good.
6. They Are Envious, Jealous and Materialistic
Toxic people are never happy with what they have, especially when it concerns materialistic items. And while they are always trying to have more, they are never satisfied.
7. They Are Addictive, Like a Drug
Toxic people will treat you as if you were the greatest thing that ever existed until they have gotten used to you, or no longer need you. Then, they will degrade you, and tear you apart mentally. Because of this, it is hard to see the real them, and it may be hard to pull away.
8. They Have a Horrible Temper
While we all have our moments, toxic people can make you feel as though you are constantly walking on eggshells, as they could blow up at any moment.
9. They Are Controlling
Usually, when a toxic person is present in your life, they will do whatever they can to grab the reigns and take control. When they can’t do this obviously, they will work through manipulation.
10. They Make You Feel Used
It is obvious that they don’t care about you, or about your opinions. Any time that you distance yourself from them, you feel as though you have been used.
11. They Constantly Seek Attention
While you are in a group, they constantly attempt to draw the attention to them. Whether it is obvious or not, this is a red flag.
12. They Are Physically or Emotionally Abusive
While it may seem as though this would be an obvious sign, many forgive those that hurt them. There is no excuse for such behavior, and if you have been abused physically or emotionally, it is time to go.
Toxic people often make you want to fix them and their problems. They want you to feel sorry for them, and responsible for what happens to them. Yet their problems are never really solved, for once you’ve helped them with one crisis, there’s inevitably another one. What they really want is your ongoing sympathy and support, and they will create one drama after another in order to get it. “Fixing” and “saving” them never works, especially since you probably care more about what happens to them than they do.
Toxic people are draining; encounters leave you emotionally wiped out. Time with them is about taking care of their business, which will leave you feeling frustrated and unfulfilled, if not angry. Don’t allow yourself to become depleted as a result of giving and giving and getting nothing in return. At first, you may feel for them and their plight but once you observe that every interaction is negatively charged you may want to limit your contact with them, or maybe even cut ties. Your time and energy are essential for your own life. Don’t be overly willing to give them away.
And beware especially the narcissistic toxic person. Their modus operandi includes gaining total control of a situation, and that means of you, too. They will demand your undivided attention and attempt to convince you that you need to join their camp. To their way of thinking they know better than you. They’re right; you’re wrong. And you need to do what they say. This kind of toxic person will think nothing of invading your space and may try to isolate you from others you are close to.
This post is meant as a general overview: Relationships are complex and it may not be easy to deal with toxic people until you have learned from previous interactions. I understand that many relationships, especially familial ones, are more difficult because it’s not so easy to close the door and say goodbye. But the bottom line is that if you feel bad about yourself as a result of a relationship with another person, it’s time to sit down and assess the issue. They may be unlikely to change, but you can. Weigh the pros (if there are any) and the cons, make a decision to limit your time with this person or end the relationship—and don’t look back.
Source: evome.co, psychologytoday.com