As Lifehack explains in 13 Ways Successful People Deal With Toxic Persons, you need to opt for a more nuanced and sidestepping approach if you want to be effective. You have to swallow your pride and travel the high road because they never will. And someone needs to if anything constructive is going to be accomplished. Now, if that order of humility is nearly too much to bear, then do it for yourself. Do it for the self-interest of creating the not only livable, but hopefully rewarding environment that you deserve. So let's strap on our mental hazmat suits and contain these contaminations on society today.