Avoid people with Toxic Traits

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, characterised by a positive mental outlook on life. mind-puzzle-personality-trick-game-learn-view-build-lesson

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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Tom Corley


Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website: www.richhabits.net

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    November 27, 2017 Rob

    Even your own friends and family can be toxic when they feel emasculated by your hard earned achievements. It says in the bible that your enemies can be members of your own family. Toxic people usually have that sense of entitlement.


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