The 7 Types Of Toxic Friends You Should Stay Away From

types of toxic friends you should stay away from

3. The One Who Is Overly Competitive.

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The 7 Types Of Toxic Friends You Should Stay Away From

A little bit of competition is fine between friends, as it can push you to give your best, but if your friend is overly competitive and is always trying to feel superior, then it’s a problem. And a very annoying one at that. They will always claim that they are your friend, but the very next moment, they will start an invisible competition, that you seemingly had no idea you were a part of.

What gives them away?

If you were made the captain of the sports team, they will go out of their way to be in the spotlight so that they get to take your place. If you are the boss’s favorite, they will go to any lengths to change that, and before you know it, they have become the boss’s pet. They have this constant, pathological need to feel superior and always be two steps ahead of you, which leads them to do all this.

How can you deal with them?

Overly competitive people, in a nutshell, are toxic friends. End of story. End of discussion. When you have friends, you should be able to rely on them for understanding, support, and loyalty, not be on your toes all the time, because you are concerned that they will take your hard work away from you by working behind your back. Leave them and focus on having friends who will motivate you and encourage you to do your best, and cheer for you when your hard work pays off.


4. The One Who Is Always Starting Drama.

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The 7 Types Of Toxic Friends You Should Stay Away From

Drama kings and queens love conflict and are always looking to start one, even if there’s no reason to. Being friends with them is equal to being on an emotional rollercoaster 24*7, with no end in sight, and after a point this gets exhausting.

They are never happy about anything and are always looking to start fights and arguments whenever they feel that things are too ‘normal’. They are toxic friends because they pick fights with you over the smallest of things, which gradually makes you feel like you need to walk on eggshells around them.

What gives them away?

Some people thrive on drama and always look for it wherever they go; drama is something they can never get enough of. For such people, even the most minor setback threatens to unravel them. Have they tripped while walking? They will behave as if they have broken their leg. Did you forget to call them back even after seeing their missed calls? They will become overdramatic and accuse you of being a bad friend who doesn’t care about them at all. And the list goes on.

How can you deal with them?

Such people can never be good friends with anybody, including you. They hate normality because they have a lot of bitterness, resentment, and anger within themselves. Being friends with such people can be emotionally and mentally draining, especially when you find yourself rationalizing every questionable action of theirs.

Let them go and focus on finding better friends because they are just not worth it. Spending time with your friends should make you feel relaxed and happy, not apprehensive and irritated, so might as well hang out with people who make you feel at peace.

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Alexandra Hall

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