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6 types of people to avoid getting into a relationship with

INSIDER Logo By Lindsay Dodgson of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10: There are several types of people you should avoid getting into a romantic relationship with. This is because they are highly draining and a relationship with them is likely to end up being toxic and damaging. Sometimes, people attract the same types of people over and over again because they are subconsciously trying to fix the past. But this isn't a way to develop a healthy relationship. Rather, you should look out for any red flags early on, and get out if someone is wrong for you.  Dating is precarious at the best of times, because you never know who you're going to end up meeting. Someone may seem normal and fun over text message, and be completely alarming in person. You might have chemistry online, only to have nothing in common when you're actually sitting with each other on a first date. A person's behaviour on dating apps can differ greatly from what they are actually like, which is why apps are rife with toxic people. Dangerous and abusive people can pretend to be everything their victims are looking for, only to drop the facade as soon as they have control. According to therapist Marisa Peer, who spoke to INSIDER, there are six types of toxic people you should steer clear of when looking for a relationship:

  • There are several types of people you should avoid getting into a romantic relationship with.
  • This is because they are highly draining and a relationship with them is likely to end up being toxic and damaging.
  • Sometimes, people attract the same types of people over and over again because they are subconsciously trying to fix the past.
  • But this isn't a way to develop a healthy relationship.
  • Rather, you should look out for any red flags early on, and get out if someone is wrong for you.
  • Dating is precarious at the best of times, because you never know who you're going to end up meeting. Someone may seem normal and fun over text message, and be completely alarming in person. You might have chemistry online, only to have nothing in common when you're actually sitting with each other on a first date.

    A person's behaviour on dating apps can differ greatly from what they are actually like, which is why apps are rife with toxic people. Dangerous and abusive people can pretend to be everything their victims are looking for, only to drop the facade as soon as they have control.

    According to therapist Marisa Peer, who spoke to INSIDER, there are six types of toxic people you should steer clear of when looking for a relationship:

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