Most of us want people to like us. That isn’t a bad thing, yet if the cost is fear, insecurity, or excessive stress, we may need to reevaluate our relationships. Awareness of the 10 types of personalities we don’t need in our life is the place to begin. If we don’t know what to watch for we are unable to discern unhealthy interactions. When we learn what to avoid we can proceed with wisdom. Healthy relationships help us to thrive. Unhealthy ones move us into survival mode.
Let’s discern difficult behavioral patterns in others and in ourselves to move from surviving to thriving. Identifying these 10 behaviors will help us avoid doing them ourselves and will cause us to draw healthy boundary lines in relationship with others. These 10 types of personalities are common. From time to time, we may be guilty of exhibiting them ourselves. They are not necessarily other people’s issues. Determine if any of these 10 types describe you, or people close to you.
We cannot change others. We can only change ourselves, our response, and the amount of time and energy we choose to spend on people who exhibit these qualities.
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