It’s time for a little talk between sisters, and it’s about toxicity and the kind of friends you don’t want to have around you. So my best friend and I were discussing the change that happened in our inner circles lately, which made us phase out a lot of people. On a growth journey, women truly need a small circle that is supportive and loyal, a circle of girlfriends who won’t be causing drama or any kind of damage to each other, the type you can call a best friend.
Here are the types of toxic friends you probably don’t want in your inner girls’ circle, and shouldn’t call your bestie:
1- The frenemy:
This one is low key jealous, doesn’t really wish you well, and will probably gossip about you the moment you turn your back.
2- The one who’s only there for the good times:
It’s easy to spot this one but her disappearing act when you’re down, in trouble, or in need of support.
3- The possessive:
That’s the best friend who can’t stand the idea of you having another best / close friend. This traits is fairly common between women because they already know what other women are capable of.
4- The Debbie Downer:
That’s the one who’s never happy, always complaining and will always find you a problem for every solution. She’s also prone to be a pessimist about the future, and a bit of a coward in front of risk.
5- The super nice girl:
This one is way too nice to be real, friends with everyone under the sun, very proper, never uses bad words, and tends to compliment and agree a lot. Watch out though, she’s also often passive aggressive and will make you walk on eggshells a lot.
(PS: Not writing this article to label or downgrade female friendships. It’s just an attempt to share my experience and help you filter your circle for toxicity).