No Time for Toxic Personalities!


Spooky season is in full swing and some things are just plain scary to think about when it comes to your chiropractic practice. Ghosts? Ghouls? Goblins? Nope, we are talking about toxic people. Running your own chiropractic practice means you wear a lot of different hats and work with a lot of different people. Whether it’s other doctors, employees, partners, or (most importantly) patients.

As important as it is to maintain your work as a chiropractor, you also have to build business relationships. When you work alongside motivated, talented, and positive people, you are likely to find inspiration, creativity, and focus.

Alternatively, if you surround yourself with toxic people, you may find yourself feeling more stressed, discouraged, and distracted. Keeping toxic people out of your life is important for both your practice and your personal life. Here are a few of the different types of toxic people to keep out of your business and your life.

The Gossip

Gossipers always find time to talk about what is going on in the lives and businesses of others. Their focus is primarily on the misfortune of those around them, which will sap your energy. Listening to that sort of distracting nonsense should have no place on your to-do list. Don’t lest gossipers take your time or that of your employees by allowing them to badmouth others.

The Naysayers

Flexibility is for more than your spine! In order for your practice to grow and succeed, you need to surround yourself with people who aren’t afraid to say no when they mean it. However, having an opinion is one thing; constant naysayers are completely different. Those who are constantly negative always manage to find a reason why something can’t be done. These naysayers see only problems, not opportunities. This type of toxic personality will only discourage you and prevent you from moving forward.

The Constant Complainer

Just like the naysayers, the constant complainers love to, well, complain! There is always something wrong and they love to carry on describing how bad it was. This isn’t just annoying; it’s stressful! Constant complainers can negatively impact your personal growth as well as the environment in your practice. This sort of negative behavior has no place in your chiropractic practice!

The Arrogant

Confidence is key, but there is a big difference between confidence and arrogance. Confident people do not need to put others down and inspire those around them to build confidence. Arrogant individuals have a need to prove they are better than everyone else and often are challenging and intimidating — a type of behavior that rarely yields positive results for your practice.

There are many other types of toxic personalities that can have a negative effect on your life and your practice. If you find yourself surrounded by people with these traits, it may be time to evaluate who you have in your life and how to improve it. For more tips on how to better your life personally and professionally, contact us to schedule a complimentary coaching call.