Without a doubt, friends are some of the most important people in our lives.
They are those who push us to become the best versions of ourselves and are always by our side no matter what life throws at us.
But people change, and sometimes what has been the most beautiful friendship can turn into something pointless and nasty.
So if one day you realize that your friendship has had its run, the best thing you can do is take a step back and re-evaluate your connections with those “friends”.
And it’s actually pretty easy. If they betrayed you, they do not deserve a place next to you in life. Because life is too short to be wasted on backstabbers.
So here are 5 kinds of friends you shouldn’t think twice to leave behind.
1. The faker
Yeah, exactly, those people who always flatter you, but you can sense that they’re being disingenuous. They don’t do that because that is how they truly feel about you, but because they want to get something out of you, or they’re simply desperate to be liked.
2. The constant doubter
The doubters are the “friends” that are jealous of you. And that is why they constantly try to put you down, belittle your achievements and make you think that you don’t have what it takes to reach the level of greatness you’re dreaming of. They celebrate your failures and energize themselves through your misery. It makes them feel on top of the world. So, what are these people still doing in your life again?
3. The killjoy
These constant downers are like depressing dark clouds blocking the beautiful rays of the sun. The moment they show up it’s like they kill all the good vibes in the atmosphere. They discourage you from trying new things and keep telling you that there’s no point in trying to change your life. Because they themselves are too afraid to get out of their comfort zones and fight for a better life.
4. The whiner
The whiner is never happy and always complains about life. There’s always something they’re unsatisfied with, and they always make sure to tell you that. Those people are filled with negativity, and, if you’re not careful, you can easily get infected by their toxic misery.
5. The bragger
And finally, there’s the show-off or bragger, who never holds back on telling you about how someone patted them on the back for their amazing work or how they have the best job in the world, or whatever it may be they feel the need to share with you in order to get some more praise to make themselves feel validated. The truth is, braggers may not be as bad for one’s health as other types of fake friends on this list, but they truly are energy drainers, and you do not need that kind of thing in your life.
In the end, you must choose who you let into your life wisely. Do not let toxic people masquerading as friends stand in your way of happiness.
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