Toxic friends and friendship: How to recognize a potential toxic friend before the friendship is meaningful.
Friends- Toxic Friendships
Recognizing a toxic friendship before it starts. Avoid friends that harm you and friendships that are potentially harmful when you can.
|Entering into a friendship opens the door for hurt and
harm; a harmful friend or a toxic friendship can be one of life's hardest
relationship tribulations to forgive and forget. Toxic friends often come
back to haunt you for a long time.
There are nine main types of toxic friends--those people whose friendship hurts you eventually. Knowing the categories of toxic friends helps you avoid them. Unfortunately, though, becoming friends is risky and there is never a guarantee you will not be hurt by a toxic friend.
The User as a Toxic Friend:
The Betrayer as a Toxic Friend:
The Control Freak as a Toxic Friend:
The Judge as a Toxic Friend:
The Promise Breaker as a Toxic Friend:
The Gossip as a Toxic Friend:
Person as a Toxic Friend:
Self-centered people can't think of you as they are too busy thinking of themselves. They make toxic friends.
The Competitor as a Toxic Friend:
Again, no can always avoid a toxic friend. But often to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Leaner as a Toxic Friend:
Additional information about friends and
CyberParent Recommended Reading for More Information:
|Friend-Friendship Directory.||Friendship Defined.|
|Building Friendships.||What Is Friendship?|
|Maintaining Friendships.||Friendships Do End.|
|Friends and Manipulation.||Friendship is comfortable.|
|Losing a Friend.||12 Steps to Grow a Friend.|
|People Equal Friends.||Friends Equal Talk .|
|Friends Acknowledge Friends.||Friends Listen to Friends.|
|Friends Attend to Friends.||Friends Show Empathy.|
|Friends Touch.||Friends Praise Friends.|
|Friends Are Loyal.||Friends Are Equal.|
|Friends Reveal Feelings.||Friends Do Not Mind Read.|
|Setting Limits in Friendships.|
|Review The Friendship Factor.||Review When Friendship Hurts.|
|Review The Friendship Crisis.|
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