In life, there are numerous types of personalities you encounter. The people around you can determine how far you make it in life. By this, I mean your close comrades can influence your success.
Some people you interact with can be classified as good while others are‘ toxic’. My post today will take a closer look at seven types of toxic friends you should avoid in your life because they are only dragging you behind.
1. The Jealous and Envious Friends
No matter how good and life-changing your opinions can be, these kinds of colleague friends will always go against you.
Any successful step you make in life, they become jealous, and they will always rise strongly to fight for your downfall. Instead of being happy with your accomplishments, envious colleague friends envy your success. Stay away from such colleagues.
2. The Professional Gossipers
Some people are professionals of talking about others, especially in their private or personal affairs. According to Henry Thomas, great minds are idea-oriented, average thinkers are event-oriented, and the worst of all small minds discuss people.’
Gossipers are less curious about ideas and more curious about people’s private lives. If someone can gossip some of your friends in your presence, then be sure you are often a topic whenever you are not around.
The compulsive professional gossipers do not add value to your success; instead, they bar you from achieving success. Whoever gossips about you desires no good for you, so why cling to them?
3. The Critic
A critic colleague is never a good friend. He or she will never side with you no matter how positive you think. They are the kind of colleagues who criticize you always instead of advising you whenever you go wrong.
Positive criticisms are good, but if your colleague or friend always ventures on negative criticism, keep off. Always try to learn the difference between criticism and advice.
Critics keep harming your good thoughts, barring you from being successful.
4. The All-Knowing
There is a clear distinction between a know-it-all and a knowledgeable person. Knowledgeable people do not need to create the perception of always being right, but the know-it-all always does. The know-it-all friend presents himself/herself as knowing everything and anything better than you do. They will always consider your ideas opinions worthless.
The all-knowing people find it difficult to accept that sometimes they go wrong, admit that someone knows more than them at some point but find it easier to correct others, to add on what others have said, and take part in any conversation.
5. The Friends Who Will Never Stand Up For You
Your friend will never stand up to support you if he or she is against your success. As much as you need them whenever you are in the shit, they will only look at you emphatically, pretending not to be capable of helping you when you are convinced very well that they have the potential to lend a helping hand.
6. The Needy Friend Friends.
This person is always in need of something, and from their side, they are often broke and are not ready to chip in to assist someone in need. Whether it is money, advice, pen, duty, or question, the needy person only comes to you when they need help, but they will never be available when you need help yourself.
7. The Bully
The bullies get their enjoyment when they hurt, intimidate, and humiliate others. Being around them is a real nightmare, and you will always remain disappointed and in a situation which not allows you to focus on how to achieve success.
And now, you have seven types of colleagues or friends you need to avoid if you value being successful in life. I welcome your opinion, and I will cherish hearing from you.