8 Toxic Friend Types To Avoid
Friends are usually for life and help make your life complete. We can have many friends in life but some turn out to be toxic. When people say ‘toxic friend,’ they actually mean the type of friend who is good at embarrassing you in front of others to gain attention or who is a betrayer. Here are some toxic friends you may want to eliminate from your life:
1. The Hater
A friend who is a hater can never be satisfied. They tend to have negative opinions about almost everything, like the clothes you wear or the people you talk to. They are good at making things seem bad and blocking your positive vibes. They are never happy with your choices. They feel jealous at times and will never compliment you for your good choice even if they love it.
2. The Leech
We usually have that one friend who is constantly borrowing money or your stuff and depends on you. This kind of friend should definitely be avoided. If a friend takes things from you and never returns favors the friendship becomes one-sided.
3. The Fault-finder
This type of friend does nothing but find fault in you and others. They are always keen of everything that you do or say. If you want to keep such friends you can say something in a joking manner like “Let’s see if you can last an hour without saying anything negative,” however if you are not comfortable with these friends and are continuously subduing your self-respect then its better to keep away from them or eliminate them.
4. The Manipulator
The manipulative friend is often the stealthy one. Such friends are good at manipulating situations and have usually got too many problems to mention. It’s better to keep away from these friends as they manipulate things to their convenience.
5. The backstabber
Backstabbers are nice to your face. They can make you enjoy their company and have fun with them. You like spending time with them and it becomes confusing to recognize the backstabbing, but hearing negative things from others it gets depressing. Give these friends a chance to explain themselves but stay bold enough to distance yourself from such friends.
6. The one who finishes your sentences
This is a friend who knows you well and can read your mind. They are so interested in your conversations that before you tell your story they intrude and finish for you even if they have never heard it. They are good at hijacking conversations. They love to talk and won’t let you talk. More than a friend they need an audience who can just listen to them.
7. The comparison maker
These friends always compare their lives to yours. These ‘frenemies’ are jealous of what you have and possess. They are not happy with your success and tend to create hurdles in your path to success. Your accomplishments are shot down with their “no big deal” attitude. Such friends try to keep you down in every aspect of life whether it is about friendship or career.
8. The Gossip
Some people enjoy gossip. Every time you meet them they have news about other people. You can never share your personal information with these friends as they are good at disclosing stuff to others. The things they talk about are usually complaining or disrespectful to others. They can even blackmail you for stories you have shared.
Here are some useful tips to stay away from toxic relationships.
8 Surprising Toxic Friendships To Avoid
Edited By Stephanie Dawson
[Last Updated on June 5th 2014]