4 Toxic Behaviors You Need to Recognize & the #1 Way to Protect Yourself

Episode Notes

If you’re human, you’ve encountered some toxic behaviors. We all have. And it’s not wise to be naive about them. I’m passionate about helping you identify these toxic behaviors—not to label people, but to name behaviors accurately. When you understand the nature of toxic strategies, you can protect yourself and move toward health.

Here's what we cover:

1. A mistake vs. a pattern of toxic behaviors

2. The root of toxic behaviors

3. Examples of healthy communication vs. manipulation

4. Identifying guilt-driven love

5. The difference between constructive feedback & criticism

6. Examples of triangulation

7. The #1 antidote against toxic behaviors

8. Examples of word & action boundaries

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