You might think emotional unavailability is this dicey state of being that's almost impossible to identify with certainty. But here, Shelly Bullard explains this isn't really true. There are hallmarks of emotional unavailability that you can look out for, to help you avoid wasting time in a dead-end relationship. The signs of emotionally unavailable people include:

1. They criticize your emotions.

2. They aren't working on their personal growth.

3. They can't be alone.

4. They have a negative or sarcastic perspective about relationships.

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Learn more about what these four signs mean here.