Toxic Traits


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One of the most glaring differences between the rich and the poor in my Rich Habits Study was who the rich and the poor surrounded themselves with.

The self-made millionaires in my study built Rich Relationships – relationships with individuals who possessed Rich Traits, characterized by a positive mental outlook on life. Rich Relationships are typically upbeat, enthusiastic and success-minded individuals.

The poor in my study had a tendency to build relationships with other toxic people – individuals who shared a pessimistic, hopeless, negative-minded outlook.

Toxic people have certain Toxic Traits that act like a virus, infecting everyone around them. Becoming aware of these Toxic Traits helps you to avoid or rid yourself of negative influences which only serve to hold you back or drag you down in life.

Toxic Traits

  • Sarcastic
  • Gossip About Others
  • Selfish
  • Blame-Throwers
  • Dependent Mindset
  • Victim Mindset
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Argumentative
  • Dream-Killers
  • Habitual Liars
  • Untrustworthy
  • Addicted to Something – Drugs, Gambling, Sex, Alcohol
  • Excuse Finders
  • Fault Finders
  • Perpetual Financial Problems
  • Inconsiderate
  • Lethargic or Lazy
  • In Perpetual Conflicts With Others
  • Erratic Behavior – No Control Over Emotions
  • Irrational
  • Rude
  • One-Uppers
  • Envious or Ungrateful
  • Deceptive
  • Unresponsive to Others
  • Bullies

No one’s perfect. Even the rich possess some Toxic Traits. The key is this: Does an individual have an abundance of Toxic Traits?

If the answer is yes, then avoid them. Their toxicity will hold you back or drag you down.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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