People Divulge Which Types Of Folks They Could Never Be Friends With

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As much as we think we can get along with everyone, that's not always the case.

There are certain types of people you gravitate toward and making a connection with them is easy. But there are also those with specific personality traits you know very well to steer clear from.

Try as we might, we can't be friends with everyone. The best we can do is be the best version of ourselves and stay within a community of people who you vibe with.


Curious to hear from the types of people strangers online prefer keeping a distance from, Redditor KnownNormie asked:

"What type of person could you never be friends with?"

Some people like in the following examples should be put in their place.

Too Many Theatrics

"Someone who constantly makes everything dramatic."

– Anxiety_Ridden_Camel

Space Hoggers

"Someone who obviously doesn't care about anyone's boundaries."

– Jay4025

Embracing The Dark

"Guilt Trippers"

"Those who think its cool and edgy to be negative about everything."

– Stormflier

How can people who think the world revolves around them expect to maintain or gain friendships?

All About Me

"Self centered people."

–needtofreemyself

The One-Upper

"Yeah, that gets old really fast. I am a reformed one upper. I would also interrupt people. I was hard to take when I was younger. I didn’t learn to STFU until I was forced to take a sales job and discovered just how crap I was socially. The last twenty years I’ve gotten a lot better and now enjoy listening to other people’s stories more than telling my own."

– MobileAccountBecause

Not My Problem

"The one who always blame others."

– Reasonable-mcArdles

We could all benefit from personal growth.

They Wait For Life To Happen

"Someone who doesn’t want to learn more about life and its intricacies. I only want friends who think deeply about things and can have varied conversations on religion, politics, the world, and all of life. This life is too vast and insane not to seek depth in it.

– Glass-Philosopher302

Don't Take Life Too Seriously

"Someone who is always serious and can't take a joke. As well as someone who gets offended on the behalf of others."

– HoarderOfPaper

These are hard "no's."

You Can Bet Your Life On It

"a serial killer."

– LongjumpingReturn555

All Creatures Great And Small

"Someone who doesn't like animals."

– InterestingMall8958

It's complicated to categorize exactly the kind of person I would prefer to not to be friends with, but I know that one of my biggest pet peeves that can jeopardize how much effort I put into all kinds of relationships is a person's lack of punctuality.

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