Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you probably have a friend that you’re currently side-eyeing. Bad friends or frenemies or whatever you want to call them are all around. Unfortunately, many of us don’t find our circle of closest friends before first weeding out a toxic friend or two. But, do you want to know a secret? The best way to get rid of bad friends or prevent yourself from getting in deep with one is to learn how to spot them.
So, if you’re wondering if you have a toxic friend, read on. Here are five types of negative friends and how to spot them.
The Friend Who Secretly Roots For Your Downfall
Have you ever gotten weird energy from a friend after you told them about an accomplishment? There’s no room for competitiveness and jealously in a friendship, so kick this toxic friend to the curb.
The Friend Who Always Flakes
If you have a flaky friend, you already know just how annoying this type of friend can be. Friends who bail on plans consistently, with little to no apologies, are not to be trusted. If they can’t respect your time, how can you expect them to respect you?
The Friend Who Never Reaches Out First
If you’re scratching your head trying to remember the last time your friend reached out to you on their own accord, that’s not a friend. Friendship is a two-way street, and you don’t want to be friends with anyone who is never checking for you first.
The Friend Who Tells All Your Business
It can be hard to build a foundation of trust if your friend can’t even keep a secret. Trust is vital to every healthy relationship, including your friendships.
The Friend Who Makes You Feel Bad
If you notice that your energy is always low after hanging out with certain friends, that’s your cue. It would be best if you never had to walk on eggshells out of fear of being put down by a friend.
So, which type of toxic friend is in your circle?