When you’re dealing with manipulators, liars, cheaters and energy vampires, maintaining your cool is likely the last thing on your mind. Even when we’re keeping our distance, toxic people can somehow find their way to creep into your personal safe space and drag you down with them. And though some women appear to be poised and put together in their presence, they fight the same battles in their own ways.
They take the high road
If you’re classy, it doesn’t always mean that you wouldn’t dare fight back. Sometimes it’s all in the way you present yourself and the situation. Classy women know that in order to get through to people who eat away at their souls, it’s best to approach them firmly yet respectfully. They stand up for themselves without putting the other person down. Classy women know better than to fight fire with fire–it’s pointless.
They find their center if things get too draining
It’s important that everyone has their own inner peace to retreat back to. It’s no surprise how taxing it can be to try to see eye to eye with someone who won’t give you the time of day. So she will tune back into her happy place and enjoy the things that are essential to her well-being. She practices forms of self-care which can range from meditation, treating herself to a spa day or just taking a mental health break to care for her emotional needs before dealing with others’.
They use their empathetic nature to relate
Classy women know that toxic people are humans too—with their strengths and weaknesses. So they try not to take things personally. They look at the bigger picture, and what is causing these people to act this way—family upbringing, education, past traumas, etc.—rather than pointing fingers and playing the victim.
They gather with their tribe
They make it a point to find people who can raise them up rather than tear them down, and also make it a point to nourish these alliances. They find comfort in spending time with a circle of friends that won’t smother them with drama and mind games.
They walk away
These women want to believe that toxic people can free themselves of their pain and misery. But if they obviously don’t show any signs of progress or desire to change, she won’t stoop to their level. She’s already given them her two cents, so whatever they decide to do with it is their decision to make. All she can do is walk away and wish the best for them.