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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFriends · 2 months ago

What are some things making a toxic friendship?

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  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Weed smokers, drug users, and backbiters. 

  • 2 months ago

    those who focus too much on negativity 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Do you seriously need the word toxic to identify the fact that one or many of your friends is truly treating you like a doormat? Feeling less than wether or on edge whenever you're around someone is a tell-tell sign it's time to rid yourself of such friendships!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    you should ask my friend, she's the queen of that. i don't know how she just got married, that dude made a big mistake. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     People using good natured folk’s for all their worth zxjq

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  • 2 months ago

    A Codependent friendship can be just as bad as a codependent relationship. You are almost addicted to the other person, even though you don't really like the way they make you feel. You want to not be friends, but you pretend you are friends, and sometimes it's OK and sometimes not, but it's not a steady warm and fuzzy feeling that you get when you have a true friend that loves you for you and cares about your well being.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I do not have friends. I have given that up many years ago.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Bad Days vs. Bad Vibes...

    A good friend having a bad day might snap at you or seem distant, but they’ll likely apologize once things settle down. 

    Toxic friends, on the other hand, tend to follow a pattern that never really dies down. They won’t show much regret or inclination to change, even when they realize they made you feel bad.

    How Toxic Friendships Affect You...

    Toxic friendships can have a severe impact on overall well-being and not in a positive way. Spending time with people who don’t care about your feelings will eventually affect your emotional and physical health. 

    If you notice any of the following signs after spending time with a friend, you need to consider re-evaluating your friendship.

    1) You Feel Lonely And Isolated.

    Spending time with friends should increase your sense of connection. 

    A toxic friendship leaves you feeling ignored instead. You reach out to make plans, but you’re left out of group and your messages go unanswered unless, of course, they need something from you. 

    They don’t seem to want to spend time with you, and the friendship doesn’t fulfill you or feel like a friendship at all.

    2) Your Stress Increases. 

    Reduced stress is one key benefit of healthy  friendships. Seeing friends might not always make you feel 100% better, but you’ll probably notice at least some improvement.

    A toxic friend is far from helping reduce stress, they make you feel stressed. They say or do things that upset you when you spend time together, for example: Even when you aren’t with them, you will spend a lot of time thinking back to your negative interactions, which can make you feel tense, irritable, even downright awful.

    3) You Don’t Feel Supported.

    True friends offer support when you need it. Sure, this support isn’t always tangible. At the very least, friendship typically involves listening with empathy and offering validation for distress and pain.

    In a toxic friendship, you never feel that support or compassion. You feel minimized when they brush off your problems or ignored outright if they never respond to your messages or requests for help. In short, they aren’t there for you when you need a friend most.

    4) Your Self-Confidence And Self-Esteem Take A Hit.

    When someone continually puts you down and treats you badly, you start to accept this behavior and stop expecting anything better. As you begin to believe their put-downs and start to doubt your own strengths and capabilities, your self-esteem starts to diminish.

    5) You Blame Yourself For Their Behavior.

    Another outcome of manipulation, you start to think you’re in the wrong. When they lash out at you, you believe you deserve it. You feel like they never offer support because you ask for help too much. 

    So you try making it up to them by being there for them whenever they need something. You will even feel grateful they spend any time with you since they pointed out so many things wrong with you. 

    6) You Often Feel Off-Balance.

    People who behave in toxic ways often use manipulation to get what they want. Manipulation often leaves the impression that something isn’t quite right, though you can’t identify exactly what. 

    You feel as if you never know the right thing to say or do. They take subtle digs at you or mock you openly, leaving you uncertain whether or not they mean what they say.

    Their reactions (or overreactions) can further unbalance you. Sometimes they laugh things off, sometimes they shout. Not knowing which will happen can make you so confused you aren’t sure how to proceed except with extreme caution. This uneasiness can bleed into other parts of your life, leaving you jumpy and easily upset.

    7) Your Other Friendships Suffer

    One toxic friendship can slowly but steadily begin to poison other close friendships.

    Having just one toxic friend or if you find yourself surrounded by a toxic group of friends, the environment is negative, fake and competitive. Toxic friends constantly find ways to bring you down to the level of their insecurities, and you are left with nothing but self-doubt.

    Once you start to doubt yourself, you find it hard to trust other people. You wonder if everyone else sees you as unworthy, flawed, boring, unimportant, etc., and you begin avoiding people as a result. 

    This can keep you from seeking support from people who really do care, leaving you further isolated and alone.

  • 2 months ago

    Competition

    Jealousy      

    Two-faced behavior

    Lack of respect

  • 2 months ago

    Playing tricks on unsuspect victims for no reason is a start 

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