Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 83: Toxic People, Bids For Connection, & Cultivating Resonance in Relationships


In this week’s episode, Tracey and I are talking about the difference between a toxic person and someone who just isn’t compatible with you. We’re discussing the overuse of the term “toxic people” and why we are not huge fans of this verbiage. We also talk about bids for connection, how to build resonance with another person, and how to know when it’s time to let go of a relationship, including friendships.

Other topics include:

  • Why socially decluttering someone doesn’t automatically mean they’re toxic
  • How labeling people as toxic can lead to feelings of superiority
  • How attachment styles apply to friendships as well as intimate partnerships
  • Resonance and attunement in relationships
  • Building resonance and attunement through presence
  • Are there times when resonance with another person is impossible?
  • How do you know when it’s time to let go?
  • Being generous with our assumptions in relationships
  • Getting rid of vs. letting go of
  • And more!

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