Reading the last email where someone in my life decided to put me and my work down in front of other people I started thinking about my How to Kick Fear and Toxicity Out of the Workplace presentation, and I came to the following:
We have three choices as we navigate dealing with toxic people:
The path of least resistance — Keeping quiet, lowering expectations trying to get through with as few confrontations as possible
The path of confrontation — Getting down and getting into it
The path of “I’m done” — To turn on one’s heel and simply walk away.