Test your knowledge. Do you know when it’s time to cut ties with your alledged BFF? Show us what you know below.

  1. 1 What is NOT a sign of a bad friendship

    which-is-not-a-sign-
    1. Using a friend to make personal gains
    2. Constantly causing drama and making things all about themselves
    3. Listening to your problems, but always inserting their opinion based on their experiences
    4. They're constantly putting you down
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Listening to your problems, but always inserting their opinion based on their experiences

    While this may sound pretty self-absorbed, these friends may mean well. They may use this behavior to show that they understand you and have also been in a similar position. Maybe ask your friend how they got through this issue - this may help you through your troubles as well.

  2. 2 True or False: Positive friends generally don't compete with you

    competitive-
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    Most of us enjoy a little friendly competition. However, these toxic friends can use their jealousy to fuel their competitive streak. Whether it's over a significant other, a victory in your own field, or receiving good news, these friends can often try to jump in to knock you off your pedistol. 

  3. 3 True or False: Negative friends may try to out-do you

    out-do-
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    This sounds like the previous question, but negative friendships often show two people vying for each other's sympathy. One friend may have lost someone very important. Well, the other friend will try his/her very best to out-do that tragedy to garner more support from others. 

  4. 4 Toxic friends will

    1. sabotage
      Set you up to fail
    2. copy-cat-
      Copy you
    3. liar
      Lie
    4. All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All of the above

    Toxic friends want you to fail because they are run by jealousy. They can mimic you to attempt to steal what you have that they want. Maybe you're engaged in an activity and they feel threatened by that. They'll dive into the same activity in an attempt to "win." 

  5. 5 When should you end the friendship?

    end-friendship
    1. When the friend is constantly pessimistic
    2. When you find the friend is spreading rumors about you
    3. When they create or look for drama
    4. Any of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Any of the above

    You'll know when to cut a friend out of your life. Something will feel wrong - off. Maybe some of the signs are hard to see right away, but if this person makes you feel uncomfortable or down, it's best to sever the friendship as soon as possible. Friendships aren't supposed to cause stress. They should help relieve it.

Quiz: Can You Spot A Toxic Friendship?

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    Time to evaluate your friendship! It's easy to get lost in a toxic friendship. These "friends" tend to be pretty good manipulators. Make sure you feel safe with your friends - that you know you can trust them. You want a cheerleader, not an undertaker. 

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    Time to evaluate your friendship! It's easy to get lost in a toxic friendship. These "friends" tend to be pretty good manipulators. Make sure you feel safe with your friends - that you know you can trust them. You want a cheerleader, not an undertaker. 

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    You know a thing or two about toxic friendships, but do you know how to spot them? Do you know what to look for when questioning a friend's worth?

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    You know a thing or two about toxic friendships, but do you know how to spot them? Do you know what to look for when questioning a friend's worth?

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    Only one wrong! You know a good amount about toxic friends and how to spot one. Don't let them slither into your life. You don't need such toxic people.

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    100%! Awesome job. You seem to know a lot about how people should treat you and what it means to be a friend. Keep up the good work. 

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Samantha Curreli
Samantha Curreli is a staff writer at Reach Out Recovery. Sam is also a graduate of Arcadia University's MFA in Creative Writing Program and a freelance journalist for New Jersey music magazine, The Aquarian Weekly. She has had multiple pieces of fiction published in literary magazines and short story anthologies.

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