Everyone tells you that college is here you’ll make some of the best friends you’ll ever have, and that’s often very true. If you’re lucky, you’ll form bonds with your classmates, your roommates, and the people around you. Over time, those bonds solidify into very good friendships that, hopefully, you’ll have for a very long time.
But there are plenty of bad friends lurking around your college campus, too. When you welcome them into your life, the friendship can become emotionally draining, parasitic, and even toxic. You need to learn how to recognize the people who are bad friends, and avoid getting close these guys while you’re in college.
15. The drama queen (or king.)
Who has the time in their life for someone who’s always making mountains out of molehills? Dealing with a drama queen gets so exhausting after a while.
14. The dangerous one.
He’s all about having a good time and not caring about the consequences his actions will have on other people. Maybe he occasionally drives drunk because he has another party to get to, and he thinks it’s not a big deal. Maybe he tries to peer pressure you into illegal stuff, like trying drugs, because he doesn’t want to be the only one doing them. You don’t need this guy in your life.
13. The one who makes you their caretaker.
Having to take care of a drunk friend every once in a while is just part of the college experience, but if you have a friend who does this to you every time you go out, you may want to reconsider the friendship.
12. The “it’s all about me” friend.
You can never get a word in edgewise about yourself because this friend always has to talk about themselves.
11. The mean girl (or guy.)
Don’t let another person’s negativity towards others bring you down to their level.