Our disposition, happiness and even way of thinking depend on the people that surround us. If someone in your life is harming your spiritual health, you should address that.
If they don’t change, the best thing you can do is to cut any ties with them. It’s important that you recognize the type of people that will drag you down. Here are four of them:
If most of your conversations with a friend are you talking about your ideas and them shutting you down, you’re dealing with a judgmental. Instead of finding the positive aspect, they go out of their way to find the bad part.
These people surround themselves with negativity. They are harming your spiritual health and slowly turning you into another negative person.
Listen to judgmental people too much and you’ll lose sight of your dreams. They’ll make you think your aspirations are impossible to achieve.
Not every idea will be a winner, but they all teach you lessons. Constructive criticism is fine, but you can go without people always talking you down.
The judgmental is just a negative person. It’s how they are. The jealous type, however, will consciously concentrate negativity towards you.
There isn’t a certain way the envious is harming your spiritual health. They will dislike you for your successes and think of ways to hurt you. Anyone could come up with something different.
Instead of working hard to achieve what you have, they would rather hate you for having it. These people may seem friendly at first, but that soon changes.
Let’s say someone you know starts treating you badly when you accomplish something. Chances are, they’re the jealous type. Cut ties with them. You have nothing to gain from that relationship.
Narcissistic people have their own unique way of harming your spiritual health.
They act like positivity sponges. The self-centered are the easiest to spot. Their favorite subject is themselves, and they always have to be the best and the brightest in the room.
Their claims of superiority, as outlandish as they are, will erode your self-confidence. You could try arguing with them, but you’ll only lose energy and time.
These types of people are good at ruining the mood of those around them.
There is no reason to be around such people. Don’t compromise your spiritual health by listening to them.
This type of person is the hardest to spot because they actively try to conceal themselves.
If you fail to identify manipulative people, they will push you towards things you don’t want to do. Be careful because they change their personality to fit their needs.
They will hurt your spiritual health whenever it suits their agenda. Then, they’ll try to convince you it’s not their fault. You may end up fighting their battles or doing their dirty work.
A manipulative person may even play with your feelings just because they can.
Listen to your gut feeling about people. The manipulative may act nice around you, but their aura is unpleasant and cold. Don’t trust anything they tell you. Otherwise, you may become a pawn for them.
How to Keep People from Harming Your Spiritual Health
The best way to avoid negative influences is to cut them out entirely. Don’t burn all your bridges and don’t jump to conclusions but if something seems off about a person, you may want to steer clear.
Sadly, this is not always possible. Remember that the only opinion that matters is your own. Others can say what they want as long as you stay true to yourself.
Now that you know how to spot malicious people, find a way to stop them from entering your life. Your well-being is important to me.
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