Friendships are an essential part of life, as long as they are true and make you feel good all the time. Friendships can motivate you to pursue your dreams and you can even learn to be a better person … Because friendships to be healthy must always bring you and never subtract you. The problem is when you have the wrong friends in your life, since relationships with these people could do you more harm than good.

In this sense, it is necessary that you learn to choose your friends wisely, making sure that the people who are close to you are the ones who make your life better and not worse. Discover some types of toxic friends that you should avoid.

1. The Convenience

This type of friend makes plans with you and even invites you to certain places … until he has something better to do and you are not in those plans. That person prefers to look for ways to improve their social status or to find other people more popular than you (at your discretion). He is a person who does not want to be alone and calls you, or calls you but as a second or third option.

You deserve a friend who knows how to be friends with you, without having to compete with others for their attention. The convincing friend is a clear case of a toxic friend that you must remove from your life.

2. The complainer

This type of person is never satisfied with anything they have and spends time complaining about how the world is so unfair to him / her. These people also tend to have negative opinions about almost everything, from the clothes you wear to the people you are talking to. Remember that you should look for friends who are happy by your side and who are understanding of what you think or do.

3. The dramaqueen

Lately people are labeled a lot as ‘dramaqueen’ or drama queen. These types of people are people who play the victim whenever they can … their life is like an endless soap opera.

Every day there seems to be disappointment, disappointment, heartbreak and sadness.  With this friend, you become the problem solver … and he gets used to you being one and when you are not, you automatically become a bad person.

Remember that this person is not really interested in changing because the drama feeds their being. Also, this type of friend is usually self-centered and not interested in knowing your problems or concerns. Remember, good friends have a healthy outlook on life and will also be by your side whenever you need them.

4. The critic

These types of friends are cruel and controlling. He will poke you from time to time just to see how you react, even if you feel bad and he will label such derogatory comments as ‘jokes’. Instead of letting it get to you, remember that this is their way of feeling better while trying to get others to think less of you. However, keep in mind that true friends would never make you angry with ‘jokes’.

5. The gossiper

If you know a person who is always aware of other people’s lives and is also capable of spreading rumors and engages in some gossip … you need to be careful. These types of ‘friends’ are dangerous because if they talk about other people behind their back to you, they are also likely to talk about you to others behind your back. Remember that your secrets will not be safe with this type of person, so you will have to be very careful with the things you say to them.

6. The leech

This type of friend always needs you and expects you to give up your whole life whenever he calls you. Although it is good to be an understanding friend, if you set limits and don’t respect them, then it is a toxic friendship. After a while, if you haven’t set the necessary limits, it will continue to drain your energy.

7. The rebel

Although it may seem like dating this friend is fun, the reality is that it can get you in trouble. He is an unstable and unpredictable person and can make you burn out . It is best to avoid these types of people because their lack of responsibility will begin to affect you and damage your own life. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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