170 Toxic or Not? Loyalty

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“Taken out of context, I must seem so strange.”

Ani DiFranco

Do you consider yourself a loyal person? Do you expect loyalty from your friends?

On this episode of Toxic or Not, we are tackling loyalty. Many see loyalty as a black and white issue. You’re either loyal or you’re not, when in reality, there is a lot of room for the shades of gray. 

I conducted a (very unscientific) poll gathering information on whether people perceived loyalty as a positive or a negative, and the results were surprising. 

Older generations were most likely to have a positive association with the concept of expecting loyalty from others. In comparison, younger generations had a very negative association with the word.

There is a dark side to loyalty. Here is what you need to know about when loyalty turns toxic.

What you’ll hear on today’s episode:

  • What is Loyalty
  • Generational Poll
  • When loyalty is toxic
  • When loyalty is not toxic

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