If they shoot down your ideas or refuse to even acknowledge them, you could have a really horrible friend. Think about the friends who are there to cheer you on when you’re accomplishing your goals but are ALSO there when the going gets tough.
Do they encourage you and push you to reach your goals? Keep an eye out for those who only cheer on your accomplishes but don’t do a damn thing for you when you’re struggling.
However, those effects can last much longer than you think.
If your friend puts you in a bad mood before work, you’ll show up with less energy and in a toxic state of mind. You could mess up on a serious project and get punished for it. Plus, when you’re in a more positive mindset, better things happen around you.
The people you surround yourself with can have a much bigger impact on your life than you might think.
You don’t deserve to have crappy friends around you all the time.
If they cancel last minute – or worse, don’t even tell you they can’t make it until you’re already waiting for them, it’s one of those big signs of a bad friend.
#8 They only use you to vent but don’t listen to your struggles.
But then they tell you to “suck it up” when you’re having a hard time.
You know they’re a bad friend when they basically pull the “poor me, I have it so rough” and then never allow you to be a victim.