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The Drama Queen
This friend’s life is like one long soap opera. Every day there seems to be disappointments, letdowns, heartbreaks, and sadness. With this friend, you become the problem-solver. But remember, they are probably not really interested in changing because they actually thrive on the drama.
What’s more, this type of friend is typically self-absorbed and is not interested in hearing about your issues or concerns. A Drama Queen is so wrapped up in their life, they never notice when you might need an encouraging word.
Good friends have healthy outlooks on life. They also are there for you when you need them.
This friend is mean and controlling. They make little jabs and digs, often in front of others, and pass their comments off as “jokes.”4 Instead of letting it get to you, remember this is their way of making themself feel better while trying to make others think less of you. Keep in mind though, that true friends do not ever put each other down. So, if you have a Critic in your life, you may want to cut ties to this friendship. Or, at the very least, call them out on their critical nature.
You know that friend who is always in the know? The Gossip is the one spreading rumors and engaging in gossip. This friend is dangerous because if they are talking about others, then they are likely talking about you too. It's important to be able to recognize when talking behind someone's back is potentially harmful and detrimental to their character.
Your secrets are not safe with this type of friend. Be very careful what you tell them.