Types Of Friends You Need To Quit Hanging Out With
If you’re like me, you’ve probably had a close friend or two who has hurt your feelings. Maybe they didn’t mean to but still did something that made you feel terrible about yourself or your life. Or maybe they just weren’t very fun to hang out with anymore—and yet you kept seeing them anyway because that’s what friends do!
Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. There’s no such thing as a “one-upper” in friendships. There are only two types of friends. There are those who love and support each other and those who don’t always make it easy on one another but still love each other anyway (which means that sometimes two people can be both “one-uppers”). So if someone else isn’t being supportive enough in your relationship with them, then maybe it’s time for an overhaul—just like when choosing what movie to watch tonight (or which book), here is our life of the Types Of Friends You Need To Quit Hanging Out With.
One-uppers are people who always have to be better than you, and they will never compromise. They’re competitive, but they don’t mean it in a bad way—they just want to win at everything. For example, if you try out for the school basketball team and get cut because your team was already stacked with talent (and everyone knows it), one-uppers might say “But why didn’t I get cut? I’m better than all of them!” They may even say something like “You need more training.”
One-upper behavior can be beneficial for some relationships. However, when it comes to your friendships with one-uppers, this kind of behavior is toxic. It will make them seem like enemies instead of friends!
The judgmental friend.
The judgmental friend is the one who judges you, not just for what you do but for how it makes them feel. It’s important to know that this kind of friend isn’t necessarily bad. They may just be having a hard time accepting change and growth in themselves or their own lives.
You can tell if your friend is judging you by how often they bring up past mistakes (even if those mistakes were years ago). If someone brings up something from far back in conversation and continues talking about it even after being told not to do so, then they are likely judging your choices in life. This person sees those little things as big problems. They don’t like seeing anyone else succeed over them—or, worse yet, have fun while doing so!
If this is happening in your life right now, there is hope: stopping hanging out with this person will help keep some distance between you and them while also opening up new opportunities for people who aren’t judgmental but want better friendships!
The “equalizer” is the friend who always wants to one-up you. They will never be satisfied with their own life, and they’ll constantly try to make themselves feel better by bringing you down. If you have this type of friend, it’s time to get rid of them. Because they will only bring you down in the long run.
The overly negative friend.
You know those people who always have to find a negative angle to everything? Those are the ones you should be looking out for. They’re draining your energy and making you feel bad about yourself, so why keep hanging around them? If someone is constantly putting down everyone else, it’s time to start thinking about cutting ties.
If a friend is always finding fault in others and saying how stupid they are or whatever else negative thing they can think of…well…you know what? It’s time to go! Quit hanging out with them!
The drama queen/king.
The drama queen/king is the person who thinks they are always right, and other people should listen to them. They have a hard time keeping their emotions in check, so they tend to get upset over little things that don’t matter. The drama king/queen will also find fault in everything. No matter how insignificant it may be or how harmless it actually is—the only thing that matters is what they think.
They can’t be trusted because they’ll say anything just to get back at someone else (for example: “I’m going on vacation tomorrow!”). They’re also known for constantly complaining about something no one cares about (like “my dog ate my shoes,” but only after eating half their meal).
This is the friend who always seems to be late for your plans, or cancels at the last minute. You’ve texted them, called them and even sent a group text that said “Let’s hang out!” but they never respond. Or worse yet, they don’t respond at all! This type of person can be difficult to deal. It seems like you’re always trying to get together with them but it never happens. Sometimes we’ll have a hunch about why this might be happening—maybe there was an emergency that someone needed to attend or maybe one of us just had some kind of life crisis where we couldn’t make plans anymore—but ultimately those things don’t matter anymore because now we’re over it and ready for something new: namely finding someone else who wants us around as much as they want their own slice of pie (or whatever).
Someone you’ve spent time with who then stops returning your calls or texts is a flake. The flake may also be on their phone all the time and never respond when you ask them questions. This can be tough because most of us have had this experience at some point in our lives. If not, it’s still important to know how to spot a flake. So you don’t continue hanging out with them!
What makes a person a flake? Well…it depends on how often they call or text back after hanging out with you. If they do it less than once every few weeks (or even days), then there is probably something going on between the two of you that needs more attention before things get better again. Otherwise, just chalk up this behavior as being immature or lacking common sense.
The failure to launch.
A failure to launch is a person who is not taking responsibility for their life. They are stuck in the same place and don’t seem to be making any progress, even though they have a job and maybe even some friends.
They may live with their parents or roommates, or if you’re lucky enough to meet them on Tinder (yes? no?) then it’s possible that your new friend lives alone. That’s because these people aren’t taking any steps towards becoming independent from those who support them financially or emotionally; instead, they continue doing whatever comes naturally: eating pizza every night, getting drunk at parties—and maybe even sleeping on their parent’s couch?
The pessimist is a friend you don’t need. They’re usually negative and pessimistic, which can make their company a drag to be around. Pessimists don’t help you solve problems; they just complain about them. They’re not good at helping see the bright side of things. So when presented with a problem or challenge that needs solving, your pessimist friend will probably say “Well…I guess we’ll just have to deal with it then.”
And what happens when there’s no one around who has any good ideas? You end up alone—again!
If a friend is mean or unsupportive, you should quit hanging out with them.
If a friend is mean or unsupportive, you should quit hanging out with them.
- They should be supportive: Supportive friends listen to your problems. Also, give advice when they can help and don’t make fun of you when things go wrong.
- They should be encouraging: Encouraging friends keep telling you that your future looks bright even if it doesn’t seem like it right now. They remind you that everything will be okay in the end. Whether this means telling stories about how their life used to be before they met their best friend (if applicable), saying something like “it gets better” when someone breaks up with their significant other (if applicable) or just generally looking at the positive side of life instead of dwelling on negativity all day long
Friends are an important part of our lives and we shouldn’t let them become toxic. If you feel like you are spending more time with a friend who is being mean to you or doesn’t support your goals, it might be time to cut ties with them. Friends should be supportive and encouraging of each other’s growth. If not, then maybe it’s time for some new friends!