Once you finally get out of a toxic workplace, the negative experience you had in that job can linger. There’s a psychological and emotional aftermath. And it can interfere with your enjoyment of and success in your new job.
To illustrate with an example, imagine a woman who gets very stressed every time she has to speak on a team conference call with the boss. Even though her co-workers and boss are very nice, respectful and professional, she has a lot of fear.