The Company You Keep: Warning Signs of Toxicity

Waving the red flag on a white background. Vector illustration

When we are raised on trauma and/or dysfunction, we are disproportionately surrounded by wounded people. Some wounds can result in a person being deeply compassionate and helpful, but other wounds can result in a person being abusive or mimicking the relational patterns of their abusers.

To truly heal and create a peaceful life, we must carefully and thoughtfully choose the people we allow close to us. In this effort, I have created the attached screener to help you assess for toxic behaviors in the people around you and the people you are considering bringing into your life.

The screener is not all inclusive, but it captures many of the high frequency behaviors of wounded people who are (or might be) apt to harm others.

Download your free copy here: Warning Signs of Toxicity 

Bonus – This companion handout helps you objectively assess your willingness to accommodate certain toxic behaviors: Who Would I Have to Be?

“… to be in any sort of relationship where you do not express yourself, simply to keep the peace, is a relationship ruled by one person and will never be balanced or healthy.”
― Bronnie Ware, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing