Friends are always there when you need them. They support you, they encourage you, and they only want the best for you in life. But there's another type of friend that isn't actually a friend at all. They aren't always easy to recognize but these handy infographics will show you how to spot them.


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They come from a website called Life Hack and they helpfully explain how to differentiate between a real friend and a "toxic" friend. These pseudo-buddies are only pretending to be your friend so they can somehow benefit from the arrangement. They use you when they need you but they're never available when you need them, they get jealous of your achievements, they don't respect your personal space and...well...they're basically just assholes in disguise. Scroll down to see how you can identify these impostors.

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Hans 1 month ago

Real friends bring a six pack of beer upon success...be it theirs, yours, or that of a sports team. In case of failure, they still bring one.

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Hans 1 month ago

Real friends know the moment where you just want to be on your own, but understand when you need a helping hand despite claiming you are well off alone.

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Janice Foster 1 month ago

Not always true. Some people have a lot to deal with in life, and may not have the physical or emotional energy for "just thinking of you" calls

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Daria B 1 month ago

What if my "other friend" is a toxic friend, and my real friend just wants me to be happy?

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Wendy 1 month ago

Just when I thought I had seen every incorrect usage of your/you're, this comes along...

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Hans 1 month ago

This is a nobrainer, isn't it? Coming to a realization where the border between honesty and hurtfulness lies is the hard part.

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Flora Polvado 1 month ago

Well said, Hans. I've always appreciated the friends who care enough to say something I needed but didn't want to hear.

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Tricia Ferrell 1 month ago

What I see is toxic friends want to play horsey. I might be ok with that.

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