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The people around you will either make you great or tear you down. Learn about the Loner, the Toxic, the Fake, and the True Connection.

Key Points:

  • The loner. Somebody who is a maverick, somebody who isn’t really totally present or there for you.
  • The toxic. A toxic connection is pessimistic and negative – they’re always tearing you down.
  • The fake. This is probably a person that you like to be around, but it’s just a “yes man” – you don’t really know what they’re thinking because they never tell you the truth to your face.
  • The true. This kind of person builds you up and strengthens you, helping you to really become a better friend, a better teammate, a better individual.

Quote This:

Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life. -Henry Cloud

See Also: Communication, Friendship, Relationships, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Name a friend, family member, or teammate in each of the four categories. Which category would your friends put you in?
  3. How has the “loner” impacted your life in a negative way? Share an example.
  4. Answer the question above for the toxic person and the fake friend.
  5. How has your “true” connection made you a better person? Give an example.
  6. What practical thing can you do to seek out more true connections?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.