How to recognize toxic behaviors and protect yourself


From time to time, everyone comes face to face with challenging brains and the toxic behaviors they often exhibit. Sometimes those toxic behaviors can even be dangerous. You may be better able to protect yourself when you can recognize toxic behaviors quickly and have some strategies in your mental tool box to take care of yourself. 


This seminar is designed to present current information on several challenging brains and related toxic behaviors that are typically exhibited. It includes a working definition of toxic behaviors and describes the toxic-behaviors continuum.

Ten typical contributors to the development of challenging brains are identified along with seven specific types of brains that may be at higher risk for exhibiting toxic behaviors:

  1. toxic-brainParanoid Personality Disorder
  2. Borderline Personality
  3. Bullying
  4. PTSD
  5. Histrionic
  6. Narcissistic (treatable / nontreatable)
  7. Antisocial / Sociopath / Psychopath

Characteristic commonalities among these challenging brains are identified. If you cannot avoid these challenging brains, seven strategies for identifying and protecting yourself from these toxic behaviors are presented.


This seminar can be presented in two 50-minute segments.


People who are interested in learning more about how to recognize challenging brains in a timely manner and protect themselves or minimize the negative impact of toxic behaviors to their lives.


Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Define a toxic behavior
  • List five contributors to the development of a challenging brain
  • Name seven types of brains that are at higher risk for exhibiting toxic behaviors
  • Describe four protective strategies when faced with toxic behaviors

Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc