10 clear signs someone is talking advantage of your kindness

November 22, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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In this google web stories, I'll explore 10 signs that could suggest someone is talking advantage of your kindness.

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1. Always saying YES, even when you want to say NO.

It is important to remember that it's okay to prioritize your needs and to say NO when something doesn't feel right.

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2. Your efforts are rarely reciprocated.

If you're struggling to remember when they last returned a favor, it is a glaring sign.

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3. People only reach out when they need something.

Think about the people who only pop up in your life when they need something. 

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True connections should be based on mutual care and interest, not just on what you can do for others.

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4. You feel drained instead of fulfilled.

Being kind should leave you feeling good, fulfilled and maybe even energized. 

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5. You start neglecting your own needs.

If you find yourself constantly sacrificing your time, health and happiness for others, it is a red flag.

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6. You're always apologizing. 

It is important to realize that you are not responsible for fixing everything for everyone. 

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7. You are the last to know about their good news.

Your kindness deserves to be part of celebrations, not just crises. 

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8. Your advice is sought, but never heeded. 

It is important to realize that while it is okay to be a supportive listener, your insights and experiences are valuable too.

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9. You are only included in plans that involve helping.

It is important to recognize that your worth extends far beyond the help you can offer.

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10. You feel guilty for prioritizing yourself.

If you find yourself wrestling with guilt every time you set boundaries or say NO. 

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It is crucial to remember that being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to others.

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Learning to prioritize yourself without feeling guilty is a vital step in ensuring that your kindness is healthy and sustainable.