Who’s In and Who’s Out?


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Toxic Relationships have a Negative Mindset. Rich Relationships have a Positive Mindset.

You want only Rich Relationships as members of your inner circle and you want to firewall Toxic Relationships from entering.

Forging Rich Relationships and avoiding Toxic Relationships is a science, or process. At the heart of that process is understanding the difference between Toxic Relationships and Rich Relationships.

Building Rich Relationships is only possible if you know the traits of the members of each group.

Toxic Relationship Traits                                  Rich Relationships Traits

Scarcity Mindset                                                     Abundance Mindset

Problems-Focused                                                 Solutions-Focused

Destructive Criticism                                               Constructive Criticism

Pessimistic/Hopeless                                              Optimistic

Insecure – Exaggerated Ego                                  Confident – Humble

Uncontrolled Anger/Emotions                                 Emotionally Stable

Helpless, Dependent-Victims                                  Independent, Can-Do

Sad/Depressed                                                        Happy, Upbeat

Wanting                                                                   Grateful

Drama                                                                     Calm

Lying Habit                                                              Truth Habit

Me First-You Last                                                    You First-Me Later

Impatient                                                                  Patient

Offensive Language                                                 Controls Words

Fear of Feedback                                                     Seeks Feedback

Fake                                                                         Authentic

Uncharitable                                                             Generous

Short-Term Focused                                                 Long-Term Focused

Mean                                                                         Kind


When you know what traits to look for, finding the right people to become part of your very unique inside circle becomes easy. Your life will improve when you eliminate your Toxic Relationships from that inner circle and surround yourself with the right people.

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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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  1. Thanks for the concise post, Thomas. Nowadays, I’ve been working on my personal relationships. I’m able to control the “Me-FIrst-You_Last” mindset, though I’m still working on patience and ability to calmly listen to others. 🙂 🙂 Looking forward to read more of your blogs.

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