You have low self-confidence.
They realize you don’t love yourself properly, so they don’t feel they should either. It’s easy to become someone’s victim and get into this toxic cycle if you don’t value and appreciate yourself as you should.
Toxic men fear women with high self-esteem because they know they have very high standards when it comes to men, which is why they are attracted to insecure women.
You’re too nice.
Toxic guys will use this. They know you’re not the one who will complain or give them back what they deserve.
Being too nice, too polite and too understanding is your way of saying that you can keep acting like a jerk. And trust me, they will.
You’re too empathetic.
People say that opposites attract. That sounds romantic to a point, but in this case, it’s just plain twisted.
A toxic guy will find a perfect “victim” in his empathic girl because she will patiently listen to all his problems. If she has an empathetic soul, she will feel sorry for him and feel like helping him.
Most of them lie and pretend like professional actors, just to get some sympathy, and use the situation the way they want. But, in the end, you pay the price.
You are known to be a fixer.
You have romantic images in your head that love can move mountains and change everything. You believe that your love and your help can have a positive impact on him, and that he will eventually change.
But guess what… that will never happen! Damaged and toxic people have problems that need to be solved by professionals, not girlfriends.
You’re disappointed in love.
Maybe you’ve been hurt too many times. It’s not easy to heal from a broken heart.
Toxic men smell these things, and they are attracted to you because they know they are more likely to take advantage of someone whose view of love is currently distorted.
You fall for them because they are cunning, and they know they can fool you since you are so fragile.
They don’t set boundaries.
You are not strong enough to set boundaries from the beginning. Maybe it’s because you don’t want to hurt their feelings and/or because you are a person who avoids conflict.
Again, it’s your insecurity that makes you vulnerable here. You need to be able to say enough and stand up for yourself when dealing with toxic people.
They see you as their hope for change.
Toxic men are attracted to some women because they see them as an opportunity for self-improvement.
Sometimes, they know they need to change their toxic habits and so they choose women with healthy lifestyles.
But unfortunately, this is not as promising as it sounds, because a toxic man always goes back to his bad behavior.