Toxic individuals are completely exhausting to be around and they can have a negative impact on your forward momentum. After a conversation with a toxic person, your mood probably will be lower.

If you want to live the best life possible, you should surround yourself with the best people possible. The key to coping with toxic people in your life is to minimize your contact with them and to understand what’s happening when they start to spew negativity.

Here are five toxic types of people you should steer clear of.