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  • begin in this journey called life you

  • will not only meet good friends who are

  • always there to support you encourage

  • you and want the best for you in your

  • life but also toxic ones along the way

  • who only perceive you as an opportunity

  • for their own personal gain these

  • friendships will affect you physically

  • mentally and emotionally so how do we

  • differentiate between a real friend and

  • a toxic friend here are four differences

  • between good friends and toxic friends 1

  • good friends protect you when you're

  • vulnerable a good friend will take care

  • of you when you need to be cared for and

  • supported do you have a friend who

  • protects you when you're at your lowest

  • point in life or listens to you with

  • empathy and provides emotional safety

  • and reassurance when you went through a

  • bad day good friends are typically good

  • listeners they wouldn't mind listening

  • to you event for hours and generally

  • care about your well-being because they

  • genuinely missed you and loved your

  • presence around them toxic friends only

  • take demand a lot and give little back

  • on the other hand toxic friends look out

  • for only themselves and measure their

  • friendships by what they can gain from

  • you do you know anyone who's always

  • calculating when it comes to helping you

  • out even when you've helped them many

  • times whenever they help you out they

  • always expect something in return

  • they might even guilt trip you when

  • you're unable to help them truth is the

  • decisions and actions of a toxic friend

  • are mostly made based on fear and ego

  • two good friends are trustworthy and

  • accept you for who you are good friends

  • are true from the bottom of their hearts

  • they'll share their secrets while

  • protecting yours do you have a friend

  • who confides in you because they trust

  • you and you would do the same for them

  • when you're in pain physically mentally

  • or emotionally they won't back away

  • during times when you isolate yourself

  • to a harmful degree they make sure

  • you're okay and they're there for you

  • they're the kind

  • friends that are easygoing as they're

  • not judgmental of who you are you don't

  • have to hide your truth because they

  • accept you for who you are toxic friends

  • give praises to your face and stab you

  • in the back these people are known as

  • two-faced friends they can say nice

  • things right in front of you but behind

  • you it's a whole different story that

  • could blow your mind they have a habit

  • of gossiping behind your back without

  • your knowledge everything they say to

  • you is sugar-coated they're dishonest

  • and only say things that you want to

  • hear and this becomes a problem because

  • they won't stop you from making

  • regretful decisions even when they're

  • aware of the consequences toxic friends

  • often have a weak morale for example

  • even when things go wrong they show you

  • not to take ownership of your

  • wrongdoings 3 good friends are mature

  • and responsible good friends guide you

  • on the right path they listen earnestly

  • to you and try to understand where

  • you're coming from the conversations you

  • have with them can be real deep to find

  • out whether someone is a good friend ask

  • yourself do they often respond when you

  • talk to them about your problems are

  • they patient and empathetic or are they

  • bored and indifferent toxic friends are

  • reckless and immature

  • these friends recklessly involve you in

  • situations that make you uncomfortable

  • and regret later on such as getting

  • drunk in an unsafe environment or

  • putting you in situations where you need

  • to always lie to others sound familiar

  • if so how do you plan to get out of this

  • situation it's good to be aware and

  • recognize the signs as early as possible

  • if not you'll have an even harder time

  • trying to get out of this loophole

  • because you're Jiminy Cricket is lost

  • somewhere and lastly good friends are

  • compassionate with you and others their

  • understanding and caring for example

  • when you are stressed or struggling to

  • cope with your mental health they become

  • supportive and follow your pace of

  • getting better this type of friend is

  • rare to find because usually everyone

  • else rushes you to recover as soon as

  • possible when sharing your success and

  • Happiness they congratulate and

  • celebrate with you when you're grieving

  • about a loss they'll be there for you

  • good friends do

  • only defend your name when you're not

  • around but also encourage others of your

  • good qualities toxic friends give you

  • false hope and impressions they talk the

  • talk but don't walk the walk in other

  • words they often make promises they

  • can't keep

  • have you ever met someone who always

  • boasts about their past good deeds or

  • achievements if yes don't take her for

  • granted even if they add in between

  • apologies for seeming braggy to spot a

  • toxic friend like this try asking for a

  • similar favor or a promise they made in

  • the past and see how they respond do

  • they back out on you by giving excuses

  • or do they follow through with what they

  • initially preached do any of these

  • points mentioned above remind you of

  • anyone

  • do you have more good friends or toxic

  • friends in your life or do you identify

  • with being a good friend or a toxic

  • friend remember no one is perfect what

  • matters is we learn and we become a

  • better version of ourselves if you have

  • a friend who is affecting your life in a

  • negative way what do you plan to do next

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