Different friends fulfill different needs. Some friends become like family. Embrace each of your best friendships for what they give you. Cherish the good and don’t focus on where they lack.
Take a close look at the friendship, and if the loyalty and love is there, that’s what matters. Nobody is perfect; nobody can give you everything.
Appreciate the unique relationship you share and its positive force in your life.
1. The Competitive Friend
Aries, Cancer, Capricorn
There is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. However, the keyword here is friendly. When a friendship becomes more of a competition, it might be time to end it. This type of friend is always finding ways to compete, whether its for the attention of a guy, the approval of other friends, or for job-related praise. The Competitive Friend doesn’t have the ability to simply congratulate another friend on his/her accomplishments or positive news. Everything is turned into a game of one-upmanship. Instead of sharing the happiness you have for landing a new job, it only becomes a chance for this frenemy to ceaselessly brag about their own promotion. It seems that the self-image of the Competitive Friend is dependent upon the rivalry of the friendship. A healthy friendship doesn’t keep a tally of victories and losses.
2.The Miss Smarty Pants
Taurus, Libra, Aquarius
This friend applied (and got in to) the hardest colleges, had the best GPA, and is right 98% of the time in friend group debates. His or her vocabulary is superb and they excel in all their extracurricular activities. But, they are known to ask questions that cause everyone to question their intelligence. This is good though because they unknowingly stop themselves from being a know-it-all all the time.
3. The Promise Breaker
Leo and Scorpio
She calls you and asks for a ride home from work. You readily oblige. A few weeks later, you find yourself in the same position. You whip out your phone and call her. When she finally picks up, she promises to be there in five minutes. Five minutes fade into ten, twenty, and then thirty. She never shows up. The Promise Breaker is the type of friend who is constantly breaking promises but still expects everything from you in return. This is a friend you don’t need to keep around.
4. The Criticizer
Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
You cant seem to do anything right when you’re around this friend. She’s
constantly criticizing you, from the way you dress to the way you speak. While these criticisms may come in the form of jokes at first, this type of friendship will eventually become draining, as you’ll always be on the defense against her attacks.
5. The Gossip
Gemini and Gemini!
Don’t tell anyone, but The next morning, you’ve got an inbox full of people hounding you about the secret that your friend swore to uphold. Does this sound familiar? If so, then you might have unfortunately befriended The Gossip. Uncomfortable with vulnerability, this type of friend is constantly breaking your confidentiality.