Episode 86: Toxic People and How to Deal With Them with Lynn Zakeri, LCSW
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We see the phrase "toxic" all the time - toxic person, toxic workplace, toxic relationship - but what exactly does it mean? And, how do you deal with a toxic person/coworker/family member/bandmate?
Chicago therapist Lynn Zakeri, LCSW and I dive into the meaning of the word "toxic" and share how to deal with a toxic person!
What exactly is a “toxic person”?
How do you know if you’re dealing with a toxic person?
How does a toxic person make you feel?
How does a toxic person behave?
Why are some people “toxic”?
How do you deal with a toxic person you can’t escape (family member, etc)?
Can you change a toxic person?
How to deal with guilt when setting boundaries?
How to approach a disagreement/conflict with a toxic person?
How do I know someone is toxic? How do I know I’m not the problem?
My bandmate is toxic, but they also are very creative and add a lot to the band. What do I do?
Song featured: "Empty Life" by Jessica Risker
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