There’s no question that friends are some of the most important people in our lives.
They help us become the best versions of ourselves. They help us grow. They are always by our side in times of need, no matter what life throws at us. They are the people we simply cannot imagine life without.
But sadly, people do change for the worse sometimes. And when that happens, a friendship can become something that no longer adds color to your world.
So if you end up feeling like your friendship is no longer what it used to be, the best thing you can do is take a moment and re-evaluate your relationship with this so-called friend.
If they intentionally caused you pain, they don’t deserve to be part of your journey. Life does not last forever, and it shouldn’t be wasted on toxic people.
Here are 5 types of friends that you shouldn’t think twice to remove from your life:
1. The faker
You know those people that compliment you, but you get a sense that they’re being cringingly dishonest? Well, that’s because they don’t mean what they say. They compliment you because they want to get something out of you. Keep those people at a distance at all cost!
2. The downer
The moment such a person enters a room, it feels like they suck all the air out of it. They mock all of your hopes, dismiss all of your ideas and discourage you from making an effort to be better. Why? Because they are too afraid to get out of their comfort zones and make a mistake for a change, so they don’t want to see anyone else succeed.
3. The doubter
Doubters are the worst when it comes to fake friends. The doubter is jealous of you and the main reason why they try to criticize you for trying to reach new heights is that they just don’t want to see you achieve more than they have. Your failings fuel them with energy and it makes them feel superior. Needless to say, they don’t deserve even a second of your time.
4. The bragger
Surely, you’ve come across people who constantly show off their possessions and can tirelessly talk about their achievements all day long. Show-offs may not be as poisonous as doubters are, but they can surely drain the energy out of you. And the last thing you need in your life is someone who has that effect on you.
5. The whiner
The constant whiners and complainers are never happy and always tired of life. They always find something to be grumpy about, whether it be about their personal life, the food they eat, or the job they have. And if you spend too much time with these energy vampires, your mood can easily go downhill to the point theirs has.
Choose your friends wisely and don’t let toxic ‘friends’ mess with your mood and discourage you from being the best version of yourself. Not all the people you hang out with will be true-friend material, and the sooner you come to terms with this, the better off you’ll be.
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