Toxic men. They’re everywhere. And you always want to make sure that you keep yourself protected from them. You never want to subject yourself to the dangers and the treacheries of these toxic men. A lot of women can have their lives destroyed as a result of allowing these toxic men in their lives. When you fall in love with someone, you are always going to want to open your heart up to this person. However, you still have to be careful with who you open your heart up to. If you let the wrong person in, you risk getting broken.
The thing about toxic men is that they’re so good at hiding their toxic tendencies. They are going to be really good at drawing you in and making you feel like you can just trust them. But the truth is that they are very abusive and manipulative people who will look to milk as much as they can out of you. They’re going to drain you physically, financially, and emotionally. They’re going to wreak a lot of havoc on your life. And the worst part? Your love is probably going to blind you to all of the atrocities that are being committed towards you.
That is why whenever you’re still in the process of getting to know someone, you will want to make sure that there is nothing toxic about them. You really need to keep yourself guarded and protected. You don’t want to be falling in love so recklessly. You don’t want to be opening your heart up to someone who is only going to break it in the long run. Being subjected to a toxic relationship can have some very harmful and traumatic effects on a person’s psyche.
But again, the problem still persists that these guys are very good at hiding their toxicity. They are so good at masking their abusive tendencies with sweet words and charming smiles. How do you make sure that you won’t end up mistakenly getting close to someone like that? How would you be able to maintain your distance from this individual? How do you make sure that they don’t get close enough to cause some serious damage?
Well, the key is in being able to spot these guys right away when you meet them. It’s in making sure that you don’t allow yourself to open up to them at all so that they won’t get any power over you. You have to be able to distinguish these men from the ones you would actually be able to trust. And how do you do that? This article is going to help you out with doing so.
As good as they are at hiding their toxic natures, these toxic men are actually going to have certain tells. You’re just going to have to be perceptive and vigilant enough to actually spot these signs early on so that you let them know that you’re on to their ways.
If you notice that a guy is exhibiting a lot of the following signs, it’s likely that he has a toxic personality:
1. He doesn’t really have his life together.
Be very wary of guys who don’t seem to have their lives together. He is a guy who might not have any real plans with his life. He doesn’t have any real structure or direction. He isn’t really the kind of guy who you would be able to rely on.
2. He copies a lot of your passions and interests.
He wants you to trust him. And the best way to get you to do so would be to feign interest in all of the things that you happen to be interested in. It’s like it’s false advertising.
3. He compliments you a lot without even knowing you.
This is a blatant sign that he’s just trying to flatter you for the sake of getting you to weaken your defenses. He doesn’t really know you too well and yet he compliments you already.
4. He likes to spend all of his time with you.
Initially, you might think that it’s sweet for him to want to spend most of his time with you. But the problem with that is that it actually shows that he’s got nothing else going on with his life. It’s a sign that he might become totally dependent on you for companionship and stimulation.
5. He doesn’t show any consistency.
He doesn’t really give you any consistency in his efforts to get to know you better. It’s as if he’s totally interested with you one day and then he’s nowhere to be found on the next.
6. He talks about himself a lot without really revealing anything.
On one level, he is going to seem really conceited and self-obsessed whenever he talks to you. But he’s also going to be talking a lot about himself without really revealing anything of substance. He isn’t really going to want to give you a good sense of who he is.