I have been dealing with toxic personalities for some time now in the building complex where I reside. It takes a toll on your well being, and is rather exhausting. What I have come to realize is it is up to me to take away the power of the toxic elements, to not be intimidated and stand up for myself. I am going through changes since my mom past, seeking to make changes to my life to live a better, healthier life. I can’t put my energy into feeding other people’s toxic nature. I .need to stand my ground, on my principles and create that healthy life. It is important we recognize toxic people, situations. Even within ourselves, we need to make sure we don’t engage in toxic behavior. That toxic behavior can be a result of childhood baggage, insecurities etc… It does not have to wreck our day or week etc.. if we recognize it and constructively stand up to it. Amen