Ep141: How to deal with crazy toxic people.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the topic of toxic people in the workplace and the importance of defining what toxic means to you. Personal experiences and lessons learned, emphasizing the validity of one’s feelings and the need to address bad behaviour rather than ignoring it.



2:57 ๐Ÿšฉ The speaker shares personal experiences of encountering toxic behaviour in the workplace, such as being mistaken for a secretary and being overlooked in meetings.

8:53 ๐Ÿ’ก Lesson 1: Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to acknowledge and process them.

13:06 ๐Ÿ’ก Lesson 2: Ignoring toxic behaviour is not a solution, and it’s necessary to address it rather than tolerate it.

19:22 ๐Ÿ’ก Lesson 3: Don’t let someone gaslight you, as bad behaviour is never excusable.


Key Insights

๐ŸŒŸ Toxic behaviour in the workplace can have a negative impact on mental health, and it is essential to raise awareness and address the issue during Mental Health Awareness Month.

๐Ÿ’ก It’s crucial for individuals to define what toxic means to them and establish boundaries for what they will not tolerate in terms of behaviour.

๐Ÿ’ก Validating and acknowledging one’s feelings is important, as suppressing them can lead to long-term mental health challenges.

๐Ÿ’ก Ignoring toxic behaviour does not solve the problem and can perpetuate a toxic work environment.

๐Ÿ’ก Seniority should not be an excuse for bad behaviour, and managers have a responsibility to address and discourage such actions.

๐Ÿ’ก Gaslighting should not be tolerated, and individuals should stand up against it to create a healthier work environment.



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