Hi guys! Welcome to today’s [Buzzword]! Have you ever been dealing with a toxic person? Wait, what is “toxic”?

“Toxic” is defined as “poisonous”, “very unpleasant or unacceptable”, “causing you a lot of harm and unhappiness over a long period of time”.

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It has its origins in the Greek “toxikon pharmakon” meaning “poison for arrows”. But these years, people have been using “toxic” to describe a vast array of things, situations, concerns, and events. Like “toxic air”, “toxic algae”, “toxic chemicals”, “toxic fumes”, or”toxic waste”. Then people started to use it to describe workplaces, schools, cultures, relationships and stress.

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So what on earth is a “toxic person”? Here are some examples:

1. Conversational Narcissist

Have you ever been trying to talk to someone who won’t let you get a word in? Maybe you are talking with a toxic person.

2. Control Freak

The straight jacket is someone who wants to control everything and everyone around them. They freak out when you disagree with them or don’t do as what they say. And they won’t stop trying to convince you that they are right.

3. Unstoppable Complainers

It seems that something is always wrong in these people’s world. Once a problem is solved, another one emerges. They just keep complaining, but they only want your sympathy and support, not your advice! Even if you’re trying to offer help and solutions, they never seem to want to fix anything. Instead, they just want to complain.

In conclusion, the term “toxic person” can have a lot of meanings, but it generally refers to a person whose behavior negatively affects us most of the time.

Here are some example sentences:

  1. These substances can be toxic to humans.
  2. Why you gotta be so toxic? please calm down.

Practice:

Make a sentence with “toxic”!


Have you ever been tired of dealing with a toxic person? What happened then?

Hope that you have enough courage to stop them ruining your life!

Have a good day!