How to identify and weed out toxic people?

Everyone knows that they should cut off toxic people from their lives. But They have difficulty identifying what exactly is toxic and even if they do so they will hesitate to cut off the ties.

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The Tank Theory

Water denotes happiness and the will to live. Ground Water is the natural happiness that one gets from within himself. Whereas the pipes are external sources of water (happiness)


We should call a person toxic when their contribution to our lives makes our lives unhappy even when they are not around us. They mix acid into our water and it slowly eats up the container. The acid is so slow that you can’t see the effects in a day but if you compare yourself with your past self, you can analyze how much you have deteriorated.


· Is your Ground Water not enough?

· Can you block this pipe occasionally?

· Is the pipe too strong?

If you answered Yes to all the three questions then remove this person despite their occasional toxicity, if any of the answers was No then bite the bullet and slowly cut off the pipe.

Worst Case Scenario


Don’t worry if you have had toxic people in life , the natural ground water will slowly dilute all the acid they poured in .