EDIT: Thank you for the medals and for all the karma. I’m heartbroken to see how many of you have experienced this kind of emotional abuse, and I too learned the hard way. I hope others can learn from this and avoid the pain we experienced. Sending everyone who connects with this message some invisible hugs and platonic love. You never deserved to be treated that way. You are worthy of genuine love and care.
At work, when they start bad-mouthing co-workers within a few minutes of having met them. Because that just shows, that they will gossip about me, behind my back too. Had this happen at my current workplace. At first, I was very bothered by it. Now I just think “they don’t have anything better to do with their life. I’ll just let them.”