You are not here on this world to be alone. You have many people that come in and out of your life to teach you and force you to grow. Our interactions with the world hold deep experiences.
Here are 5 types of people to keep in your life:
1. The Cheerleader.
This is your motivator. No matter what you do, this person is in your corner cheering you on and encouraging you to continue following your dreams. And when you are feeling down, the cheerleader is the one that finds light at the end of the tunnel. They are the voice of motivation.
2. The Connector.
This is that one person who knows everyone, or has the means to find another who can help you. The connector is magical. He/she connects you to the next person who can better guide you to your goals. This type of personality is the go-to person. They might not have the answers but they will send you to the person who will while making it easier for you to navigate in this life.
3. The Teacher.
This is your mentor. The teacher will teach you through examples and will make sure that lessons are being consciously observed and acknowledged. The teacher is the Yoda of the group. This person uses metaphors and world events to put you back in your place while forcing you to see the dark and light parts of yourself. Knowledge is power and the teacher is that one person whose guidance is priceless.
4. The Therapist.
It’s important to have that one person you can share your deepest fears and secrets without judgment. The therapist has the ability to hear you through words and your actions. This person knows you so well that he/she can analyze what you haven’t considered. This is the person who can be the devil’s advocate and you don’t take offense because they see past the issue at hand.
5. The Comedian.
You always need a friend who can make you laugh, especially at yourself. The joy of having this friend is that life is taken as a joke. Sometimes you need to step back and see that nothing is as it seems. The comedian can turn any event into a sarcastic stand up routine. And, in this person you begin to find light.
Just as we need these type of people in our lives to support and love us, we also do not need other types who bring out the worst in us with their toxic energy.
Here are 5 types of people you need to avoid:
1. The Gossiper.
This person will talk to you about everyone and when he/she turns their back will talk about you as well. They raise their attention by putting others in the worst scenarios. The gossiper has no problem sharing stories and creating some along the way. They are toxic and emotionally draining.
2. The Complainer.
This is that person whose life is constantly under some kind of drama. The complainer feeds on the negative attention of others by feeling sorry for him/herself. They will look at your life and complain about everything as well while instilling their story into it. At the end of the day you have nothing good for them because they are victims of society.
3. The Super-Agreeable.
You know this person well. This is the one who agrees on everything you say and do without truly supporting you. This type of person is passive aggressive. They seek approval by being hypocritical in nature. You don’t know their motives until it’s too late and you been sucked into some of their drama. They don’t care about you. They care only about themselves. The super-agreeable person is looking out for what’s best in their world. If they can use you to get it they will.
4. The Pessimist.
This is the greatest burden in your social group. No matter what you share there is constant gloom and doom. This is the kill-joy dweller. The pessimist is the angry, resentful, and bitter soul who is constantly reminding you that you will not succeed and will challenge you to it. They love to instill their fears and anxieties. Their negativity is unhealthy and distressing.
5. The Know-It-All.
We love someone who knows things, but what we cannot tolerate is the one who is an expert of all! This is that one person who says things without truly checking their facts. They know everything about anything. They are the con artists, the emotional vampires sucking on your lack of knowledge in a specific area. Most times they are so full of insecurities that in order to feel superior they must make you feel stupid. These are the self-reliant liars.
Surround yourself with people who bring you to your best. You can easily spot those others who suck on your emotional needs and stories. Always be yourself and attract the best types of people who enrich your life with joy.
One thought on “5 Types of People to Keep In Your Life (And 5 to Avoid)”
So, the way to have a happy and positive in life is to ditch anyone who may be depressed and in need of loving supportive friends. Or dump the friend who has drama….granted I am not interested in drama queens, but I spent 5 years severely depressed, having to care for 3 terminally ill parents (2 regular, 1 step) and watch cancer eat them alive while my “supportive” boyfriend dumped me, and then I was laid off. I was suicidal and had constant drama. I sure am glad I didn’t have the disciples of your “power of positivity” as friends because I probably would have killed myself. How positive are you after you realize you’re a shitty friend?