4 types of friends you should ban from your life

We all had them (God knows I had my fair share..), those people we once called friends but parted ways as soon as we grew up and understood more of what being a "friend" really means.

I look at a best friend as someone who sometimes is more important than our partners, they are our soul mates and crime partners. They are constantly there, the people who cheer you up, give you that much-needed hug, or comment, or advice or ear whenever you need. Sadly, when we are at our early stages in life we confuse the meaning of a true “friend” and we often end up emotionally abused, with shuttered confidence, heart broken or with much worse damage.

So, here are the 4 types of “people” you shouldn’t ever have as your best friends.

The Queen of Negativity

How to spot them?
It’s OK for a friend to be tired, sad or passing through a bad phase in their lives and during this time it is when you show how supportive you are and stand beside them. But there are people who are constantly negative and dramatizing every little thing. They see the half-empty all the way, complaining about everything all the time; from their job, to their homes, to their other friends being annoying (red flag right there!), to how they were devastated for not finding their size in that top they liked. These people will gradually consume your energy and you will find yourself feeling drained after every outing or conversation with them.

Who do you need instead?
You will need someone who you can share a good laugh with, look for your conversations or hang outs as an escape from whatever you are dealing with, and whom you can really just relax around and leave with a good feeling afterwards.

The Dream Crusher

How to spot them?
The worst, and I do mean the worst, quality in a friend is that one who always tries to crush your confidence, dreams or happiness. Those are plain non-supporters, they mock your new ideas, your new style, and are always voicing out how “This won’t work out for you”, or how “It's impossible that you succeed”.

Who do you need instead?
My best friend once told me, “A friend will help you move forward, your best friend will help you move a dead body”. You need someone who will be your cheerleader, period. Someone who will be the first to cheer you on and keep you moving forward whenever you are unsure and then bring you a cake to celebrate your success together or tell you "It's OK, you should try again" or "Maybe you can try this instead"if it didn't work out the way it should.

The Jealous One

How to spot them?
Ever told someone about the new guy you started dating and got a less than an excited “Yay”? Told them about your new job offer and instead of jumping up and down, they started reciting how this might be a bad move? Or even their whole face changed when they saw your new hair color and acted weird for a few days? That's a jealous friend right there..someone who never wishes you good.

Who do you need instead?
At the end of the day we are humans, we will sometimes want what other people have but a true friend will be genuinely happy for you, will tell you straight forward that they wish the same for themselves but will still be excited for your successes.

The Lying Bee

How to spot them?
A liar is always a liar. So, If your gut tells you your friend is constantly lying about random things (big or small) that's a mega red flag. A liar will lie about anything from why they didn't answer your call, to what they did last weekend to that new job offer they got.

Who do you need instead?
Its not that you should tell every close friend every little detail of every single day but lying is different than withholding information. Be with someone you simply trust to tell anything and who you will trust will do the same with you. 

What types of friends you think we should ban out of our lives? Comment below!