1. They try to make you feel guilty.
2. They have no interest in your thoughts or feelings.
3. They gossip about you.
4. They use harsh words and are unkind.
5. They have an “I know better” attitude.
6. They lash out in answer.
Once you see these people for who they really are, people who feel bad about themselves and don’t want you to succeed, you’ll realize you have choices:
to be around them some of the time, to distance yourself permanently, or just “tune out” when you are around them.