Types of People You Should Stay Away From


There are many kinds of people whom we meet at points of our life. Some are good, some are not. But there are some kinds of people among all those who are absolutely not good for us. They obviously affect our mental health. Here are three types of people one should stay away from.





The Manipulator: These people are the most difficult of all. They are experts of control, in spite of the fact that they presumably believe they’re uber-useful. Manipulators are ace catch pushers who will go after your weaknesses to inspire you to fall into line. You can spot controllers immediately when you understand they’re typically endeavoring to persuade you regarding something that they need you to do, on their terms. Abstain from surrendering control in your life to one of these.

The Self-Claimed Victims: These people keep on claiming how this or that had happened to them and they do not have good luck. It is like as if they are the only ones who have issues and others do not have troubles in their lives. Sooner or later, being around this kind of consistent “poor me” will end up perilous to your prosperity. Unfortunate casualties are regularly searching for others to approve their sentiments and it tends to be a tricky incline between being caring and steady and acknowledging you ought to have defined a few limits. 

The Underminers: These are the type of people who absolutely are disgusting. If you personally ask me I can handle a manipulator rather than have these sorts of people around me. Let me tell you why. Do you realize that individual who professes to be your well-wisher yet dependably has a sharp comment that brings you down? Stowing away under the appearance of being your ally, the underminer enjoys incredible telling you your deficiencies, quirks, and oversights. Your abilities and victories? They’re not as fascinating. What the underminer needs is to feel great when others come up short or believe they’re coming up short. Enormous slip-up to permit one of these into your life.



Photography by Patrick Hendry



See, in the journey of life, we meet various kinds of people. These three types of people you find in maximum cases. So try to stay safe from these people to save your sanity…




Did I miss out on any or any kind of person you would like to add here on the list? Let me know in the comments. So I will end it here now. See you soon again. Till then Stay safe and Take care.

109 thoughts on “Types of People You Should Stay Away From”

  1. I think we should identify if these people would be good if we stay with them or not. I think it’s also nice to get rid of toxic people, no matter how close you are with each other. Not cutting them off completely, but changing the people surrounding you.

  2. This is such a great post! I couldn’t agree more that weeding some people out of your life is vital to keeping happy and successful.

  3. I know a lot of victims and it is sad because they become someone who is always crying for help. Manipulators are the worst kind of people because they bend things for their own gain.

  4. I hate underminers. Manipulators are easy to get rid off. I generally give attention to self-claimed victims but some of them act like a victim for useless reasons which is really annoying.

  5. I would be surprised if we haven’t all experienced each of these types of people. Hopefully people recognize them early enough not to get sucked into the drama and stress of spending time with them.

  6. I completely and totally agree, manipulative people are like quicksand! In order for you to live a positive and productive life you have to surround yourself with people that build you up and not tear you down!

  7. I agree in some point but on the other hand, who will help them? Still finding ways to influence them is a better option. But if you really can’t then yes, do these things

  8. These kind of people are on my ignore list. The people who don’t value you or your time don’t deserve your time or attention.

  9. Fortunately, I don’t surround myself with any of these types of people. But I have had experiences with the “self proclaimed victim” type and they can be quite annoying. The best way to deal with them is to just be straight up and tell him that no one is out to get them because they aren’t special — give them some perspective, lol.

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  10. You’re right! I’ve met all these three kinds of people but hey, none of them had their way around me. It’s always important to know oneself and how to deal in such scenarios to avoid being caught in between their deeds.

  11. I think it’s very hard to see when someone you care about is manipulating you. I am actually watching a series at the moment on Netflix which was inspired by real life events. It’s called Dirty Pete and it treats exactly this, how people who love someone can’t see their bad sides.

  12. There are so many kinds of toxic people, and it’s good to be able to clean your life of them. It really does make a difference when you don’t have people in your life dragging you down.

  13. It was great advice. You gave us all the perfect list of what we should be avoided. I hate them so much and as much as possible I’d stay positive even if I am surrounded by them.

  14. You won’t believe I have such type of person in the family and this person has all of the above qualities. Sometimes I feel so tense and gloom. I have my own busy life and I can’t tolerate daily dramas so I try to avoid her. It is like you shared this post just for me so thank you for sharing this one.

  15. Oh, gosh. AMEN! I try my best to avoid these types of people. So far, I’ve been very successful weeding out The Manipulors. The Self-Victim and Underminer – not so much, especially since they’re the same person and I work with them. It’s tiresome, but at least I don’t have to go home to them afterwards 🙂 Great post!

  16. are not good enough for you, you just don’t need them, stay away. Manipulators are the worst in the list as I think. One more masterpiece of your, I do love your blog

  17. This is great list of people who shouldn’t be present in your life. I have very few people who are close to me and part of my life. I tend to eliminate people who influence me in wrong way

  18. Good summary – in my humble opinion, the self-claim victims are the worst. While you can be careful with manipulators and undermines, but the victims – no matter what you say, they are always the poorest…

  19. As a Christian, I would never make a decision to stay away from any “type” of person. Rather, I’d pray for Jesus’ intervention and guidance in that relationship and He never disappoints.

  20. We all have these people in our lives at some time. The key to a balanced life is recognizing them before they have an opportunity to intertwine their manipulative behaviour into our lives. This allows us to keep control of us and not them. Great information.

  21. All of these types of people are totally toxic. Personally I can’t stand “victims” who always have something wrong and want to take you down with them. It’s important to keep people like this far away.

  22. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I have these kinds of people in my life and guess what? I can’t get rid of them because they are family! When they start acting up, I just “grin and bear it” and move on with my life.

  23. I’m with you on this, especially the underminers. I used to have a friend who does this to me. Little did I know it’s a way for them to feel good about themselves. I learnt the hard way. Bit I’m glad I’ve completely cut her off.

  24. I had the experience of having an underminer in my life before. Well, that was in a corporate setting. How stressful it was to have to deal with her every single working hour. I quit that job and was fortunate to have found a job with a healthy working environment and a better pay rate!

  25. We meet a different kind of people I must say that we should ignore people who didn’t give you encourage and lack of support I agree to this post 🙂 Mental health is very important.

  26. I totally agree with this list especially the manipulator. Relationship with these people are draining as they tend to abuse or use you. They mess up your life’s perspective.

  27. I can honestly say, I am NOT any of these people. But I have encountered them for sure. And I feel like they don’t even realize that they have that power. They’ve been dysfunctional for so long it’s just embedded in them. Sad!

  28. I don’t know it maybe speaks a lot about me, but I like meeting people that fall in some of those categories, I had some run in with every person on that list, some were good, others were bad, but it made me who I am today, it made me be able to read the person and see what he is, why do I like to meet them because I can show the manipulator that he cannot manipulate me instead cut him right off at the start, to show the self proclaimed victims that when they start to say how they have no luck in some aspects to make them realize that unless they work for something nothing will be given to them for free, and the undermines I like them a lot, they make me continue forward, I work best when someone tires to tell me that I cannot do something or that I won’t succeed, they give me motivation 😀

  29. I agree some people are kind in the beginning so we need to be careful and choose someone you can trust. Manipulators are worst, I think.

  30. True indeed, the MANIPULATOR has got to be the most difficult of all. Truly, they are experts of controlling their victims. They know who is weak and who is not. Manipulators somehow smell your weaknesses, so do yourself a favor, when you see one – AVOID!

  31. Well said! I’ve had my fair share of these toxic types and it’s true, they need to be cut out of your life because otherwise their toxicity and negativity will pull you down with them. It may be hard but sometimes you have to let go and do what’s right for you.

  32. you are right, we should maintain distance from such people. any kind of negativity will only ruin the relationships and our peace too. your post is well written and straightforward.

  33. So interesting that you mention self victims as the second type of toxic person to stay away from, they fly under the radar but can be seriously draining!

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