We all know someone who we’ve been friends with for years (or recently became friends with), who exhibits some negative behaviors. It’s not possible to change someone if he or she doesn’t want to change, but you can keep away from such people when you notice it’s impacting your friendship or life. Here are some of the top friendship deal breakers.
Do you know somebody who only talks about himself? If you have a friend who always wants to do only things that she likes to do instead of taking a chance on something you suggest, it may be a good time to reconsider if you want to be around this person. There should be a give and take when it comes to all relationships.
Someone who just has to call you up to tell you what Mandy did yesterday, is probably also talking behind your back. It is petty and rude to tell other people’s business. If your friend can’t keep secrets at all and feels the need to talk about others often, you can tell him or her you don’t want to hear it – or cut this individual out of your life.
Making Fun of Someone
Making fun of someone sure isn’t fun at all for the person who is at the butt end of the joke. If you have a pal who puts you down for the sake of being funny, is this someone who you really want as a friend? Tell your friend how you feel and see if this stops if you want to give him or her another chance.
Does your buddy tell stories and make excuses, only for you to find out later that he or she was completely lying? Some people have the compulsion to make things up for some reason or another. It may be an indication of mental health issues, but you are under no obligation to deal with the lies.
Maybe it’s fun to sometimes win at sports, board games or when it comes to bets. However, it can be really annoying to deal with a person who just HAS to be better or win at everything. Your friend may take it way too far with competitions, to the point that he or she gets mad over things that should be all in good fun.
Everyone has their own deal breakers when it comes to friendship and other relationships, though these are some of the more common ones. Use your own discretion to decide if you’d like to try to keep your friendship.