The human life, no matter where you come from, is characterized by one universal aspect, Growth. The one thing that occurs anywhere, anytime. If there is no growth happening in your life, then it means that you are remaining stagnant, without moving forward. If you find yourself in such a position, then perhaps it is high time for you to reconsider some of the decisions you have made in your life. Including your decisions regarding your friends.
Friends get a big say in most aspects of our life. And that is why it is very important to choose wisely who you surround yourself with.
And here are five types of friends you might want to cut out from your life. For your own good.
#1. The constant complainer.
This type of people carry a baggage of negativity with them and spread it everywhere they go. For them, there is always something wrong and they need to tell everyone about it. Their negativity will affect you and rub you off. This will keep you from moving forward. This will make you feel sad and negative for no apparent reason all the time. And that is why it is so important to distance yourself from people like this.
#2. The naysayer.
This is the one who always shoots down your ideas no matter how good they are. Anytime you suggest something or come up with a new idea, they will be the first ones to tell you all the reasons why it won’t work and why you shouldn’t even waste your time on something like that.
#3. The doubter.
This type of people are even worse than the naysayers. They may appear to be supportive; but, mind you, they are not. These people like to make you think they’re supportive of your goals and ambitions but are the first ones to point out any failures or shortcomings. They often tell you how much they believe in you and how much they want you to succeed, but deep down, they are the ones who may be hoping that you crash.
#4. The bragger.
Constantly searching for validation from others, they are always insecure about themselves. It is okay to expect some praise form others when you achieve something great in life. But if someone is constantly boasting about themselves, it is a sign that they lack self-esteem, and need approval from others to make themselves feel better. And you don’t want to be the one to tell them how good they are.
#5. The flaker.
These are the ones who bail out on plans all the time. They are the ones with messed up priorities. They have a lot of bad habits, including spending all day on social media, taking calls at inappropriate times, and interrupting others.
If you are concerned about your own growth as an individual, please make sure that you distance yourself from people like this.