How to Avoid Passive Aggressive and Other Forms of Toxic Communication

by Lois Barth, Human Development Expert, Speaker, Coach, and Author

photo courtesy of Beth Jnr

Ever come away from a conversation that “on paper” was fine, yet you find yourself rehashing every detail of the dialogue, feel terrible about yourself, your life, and think you’re crazy! Of course, you have, we’ve all been in those situations. I call it being “slimed,” a colorless, odorless, but clearly toxic film of negativity permeates your emotional, mental, and physical state.

Being an off-the-chart sensitive and aware person, I’ve experienced these decades before there was a catchphrase for it. The problem was that I kept falling prey to it. Being curious and committed to cracking the code, I started not only reading about it, but tracking the behavioral cues those slimers were sending out and bypassing them. Literally not picking up the bait. Years later I have supported countless clients, colleagues, and friends when they came away from situations that were real head-scratchers that left them in despair and confusion.

But there’s hope, and there’s help, I promise you!

Check out my playful yet powerful instructive video on The Anatomy of Being Slimed and you’ll come away learning (and maybe even laughing) how to spot it and then avoid it when you see passive-aggressive, sliming and other toxic communication coming towards you.

I have to say, for the most part, my life is slime-free, it doesn’t mean I couldn’t use an overhaul in the decluttering department in other areas of my life.

Enjoy! And PLEASE share with those you know who this could help!

Thanks for tuning in and not tuning out.