Certain friends can use unconditional trust to bring about negativity and unhappiness in your life.
While knowing that a friend can be toxic is easy, spotting one out of your circle of buddies may be very difficult. Friendshipis based on trust, and, at times, unconditional trust can make one not notice things. Certain kinds of friends can use unconditional trust to bring about negativity and unhappiness in your life. If you think you know one such person, who is supposedly a friend but probably has vested interests, take this quiz to be sure of it.
You’ve passed an exam your friend couldn’t clear. The next level post the exam is making you extremely nervous but you want to clear it by hook or by crook. Your friend:
A. Encourages you because she is very happy that at least you cleared the test.
B. Is extremely upset that she couldn’t clear the exam. Instead of encouraging you, he/she decides to narrate failure stories of people who’ve appeared for the level too.
Something happened in your life months back and you confide in your friend about it. At the next get-together, a related incident takes place with another friend. Your friend:
A. Doesn’t reveal your secret to anyone.
B. Decides to narrate your experience as a case study to people, thinking it’s okay to tell them.
You have been gymming, but still haven’t been able to reduce your weight and are extremely conscious about it (which most people know). Your friend:
A. Tells you it’s okay to be a little healthy, and gives you company to workout.
B. Makes fun of how you can’t fit into this one perfect dress that you love, just because you eat so much.
Does your friend make you feel upset most of the time, never helping you when you feel low?
A. My friend never does that.
B. Yes, most of the time.
Do you enjoy the company of this friend, or does he/she never miss a chance to hamper your self-esteem?
A. I love spending time with my buddy, and just can’t do without him/her.
B. Sometimes, I feel my friend can never be nice to me, and makes me feel bad about myself.
Has your friend ever broken your trust without being sorry about it?
B. Way too many times.
If most of your answers are:
As: You have a friend worth keeping. He/she is extremely loyal to you, keeps you happy most of the times and most importantly, will never leave your side, come what may. Be with them like they’ve always been with you; we see bonding of a lifetime here.
Bs: Sorry to say, but you’re friends with a toxic personality who doesn’t care one bit about you. Your so-called friend is all about him/herself and sees no reason why he/she should care for your feelings. We suggest you say no to their company, so that you stay happy. Make friends wisely.