In my 30 years of existence, I have met different people from all walks of life. Different personalities, different characters, with different principles. Throughout the journey, I've experienced hurt, dismay, betrayal, and disappointment. But no matter how bad were those, I learned to be strong and stand up for myself. And along the way too, I met REAL people whom I became GOOD friends with.
Get to know them. I know at some point in your life, you've met these type of friends too.
a friend that is so jealous over the closeness that you and her big-time crush has. Making it to a point of setting up an army of scheming girls to destroy your friendship with the guy through "back-stabbing" and "front stabbing" too. Yeah, they were bad mouthing me in front of ME. LOL!
or friends that are 'overly' friendly because they know you're so kind to grant every request they'd make. No win-win or give and take situation here, because she's the only one who benefits from the friendship that you both have. She takes everything from you, and leaves you when she's done! Now, I'm not only talking about financial here, this could be services or material things. Gladly, I only met a few of them.
The "WHAT" Friend
these type of friends only remembers you when they have a question. You serve as their Google, telephone directory, or a FAQ page. You always got a text or private message that always starts with "what". They don't even bother to ask how you've been or if you're still alive! They don't even know how to 'THANK' you for the information that you have given them. There was really a point in my life where I already felt like I am a Yellow Page. The last time she texted me, I didn't sent her any response.
The "I'm SO NICE" friend
this is the relative of the User Friendly Friend and has the same quality of a Jealous Friend. THESE people --- THEY'RE NICE if they need something from you AND if they're with you and your parents. They will constantly praise you in front of other people, but when you're not around, they talk sh*t about you. Pa-bibo! *clap clap*
"Pinky Promise" Friend
beware of this type of friend. Tell them your secret now, the next day everybody knows about it too! They just love to swear, like they wouldn't tell it to anyone, that they will keep your secret, that their lips are sealed, that it's just between 'you & me'. But sooner or later you'd find out from someone that THIS friend spilled all the beans about you. Ooohh, bad Cheetah!
they just simply make you happy. You laugh together and you laugh MORE together. You just share happy thoughts, happy moments and happy memories with or without a bottle of beer. However, you're not comfortable enough to let them see your other emotion - your sadness, your despair. But they're always there to lift your spirit up. These friends, I call them 'tropa'! :D
Friends for Keeps
these are REAL friends. No pretension, no competition, no insecurity, no jealousy, no nothing! But only of pure friendship that has been tested through out the time. You quarrel, you have silent treatments, you have arguments, but there are no bitterness and hatred. You have differences but you accept them as who they are, you respect their opinions, principles and beliefs. They're more than a best friend, they are more like a sister, they're family. You don't need constant communication to keep your friendship alive, but when you get to see or talk with them again, it seems endless! I thank God for these friends - friends that I treasure, friends who treasure me.
I know there are still a lot of 'type of friends' you've encountered that I haven't encountered yet, and some were even worse from those whom I've already met. However, no matter how good or bad these people are/were, what matter is how you treated them, how you've become a friend to them. Because at the end of the day, you can proudly say to yourself (and to anyone else) that you've been good and [you] never hurt anyone.
Sadly enough, these people doesn't only exist in our circle of friends, but we can also find them in our own backyard.
"Friendship, is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
My name is Aine and I'm a full-time mom going crazy everyday with my beautiful witty little girl. I'm into pens, watercolor, calligraphy, jeans and flip-flops! Welcome to my own little space, let's eat, learn, and create together!
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