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8 Toxic Friendships That Are Bringing You Down

The type of people you decide to surround yourself with says a lot about you and where you’re headed. If you’re hanging around people that don’t feed your soul, then you need to reconsider allowing that energy around you. With that being said,  I’ve learned which friends to keep close to me, and which to keep . . . at a distance.

Below are 8 types of friends you should ditch.

1. The Flake. We all have that one friend that misses you so much, but can’t seem to follow through with plans because they unexpectedly have to babysit their cousin’s dog. You ain’t gotta lie, Craig! I would much rather you not make plans with me, so I can make plans with people that actually want to see me.

2. La Chismosa (The gossiper). We all gossip to some degree, but when that’s the only topic of conversation they can keep going, it’s a problem. Your conversations should not revolve solely on what everyone else is doing. (Please reference KDot’s “Cut You Off” song.

3. The “Yes” Friend. That one person that agrees with everything that you do, whether it’s right or wrong. Don’t think as this person as your ride or die, because they’re not. A true friend will tell you when you’re not making the greatest choices, even if it makes you mad. Trust me, you’ll thank them later.

4. The friend that talks about her other friends. If your friend airs her friend’s dirty laundry, chances are she would do the same to you. Be wary of people like this. As my mom always said, keep your secrets to yourself.

5. The Opportunist. That one friend that only hits you up when they need something.

6. The Negative Nancy. Have you ever been around someone that mentally drains you? This is because their energy if full of negative energy or they’re constantly being pessimistic. You already have to check your own energy daily, don’t take on someone else’s baggage.

7. Friends with no ambition. The worst type of friend to have is the one that lacks ambition. Now, I’m not saying you can’t be friends with this person, but beware of how close you keep them. They say you become like the five closest people to you. Choose wisely.

8. The Hater. I detest the word hater, but you have to call it how it is. This person is unhappy with themselves, so don’t expect them to ever be happy for you. You don’t need someone in your life that is only going to bring you down. You want people that are going to be genuinely happy for you.

Thank you for reading! – Jocelyn

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