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I Don't Like Critical Friends

A place to discuss difficult friends. 59 People

    It Is All In The Spelling

    In my world there is "Criticism" and then there is "Critique" . The distinction for me is that to criticize is to give unsolicited opinions without also offering a better way. I can handle criticism and have done so many times, but I feel strong enough to learn from it, that does...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13, 2012

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    Adressing The Constant Critic

    To my friend, a constant critic who's driving me nuts: I have a feeling whenever I'm with you, and that is I wonder how long will our friendship last. I feel I'm under constant criticism with you, mostly based on nothing. I've let most of it pass, because I'm not a rude person...
    whoslife whoslife 31-35, F Aug 20, 2012

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    Life Is Too Short

    Constructive feedback is very different in nature to the mean spirited put downs and cleverly disguised remarks of a verbal sniper. Life is far too short to try to please the people for whom nothing is good enough. Around my being I choose to blanket my heart and hold close those...
    vibrante vibrante 41-45, F Jan 13, 2013

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    Critical Friends

    Critical friends,Not for me,I'm not the type,I like helpful,Suggestive friends,People,Who are easy,To get along with,Not people,Who put you down.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    What a Drag!

    I use to have a critical "friend" growing up! She was not pleasant to be around, because everything I thought of or said, she had some negative response to. I had gotten an invitation to be a model, when I was a teen, and ran to tell her... big mistake! Her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    No Such Thing As Constructive Criticism With Me

    I say, highlight the good, excetuate the positive, suggest improvements where needed but never ever critic unless you have a dam good reasonI was bought up with the old school of "if you can't say something nice say nothing at all"but I found as I grew so many people go out of...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 26 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    I Hate Critics

    i dont take critisism very well. well, to a point, depends what u say. if u state an opinion than im ok with that but when ur trying to forse it on me than i get angry. i hate when im please with something ive done n someone has to come n critisise it. oh that isnt good enough...
    siciliana88 siciliana88 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Critical Friend

    I have a friend who has many flaws, yet she is consistently critical of my life and me. In my opinion, her life is a complete disaster. Yet I am always a positive force in her life. I make optimistic comments. She, on the other hand, has no problem telling me most things I do are...
    Cassie12 Cassie12 36-40, F 8 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I hate it when my bf feels the need to hide his true self to me. I wonder why? It is painful. I respect privacy but if you feel there's something that should be left unsaid maybe...
    lkmlkmlkm lkmlkmlkm 26-30, F Mar 3

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    i always want to know the truth straight up no matter how much it's gonna hurt . i have noticed how so many people lie and don't even care about it . they don't feel bad for lying...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M Mar 6

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    i always want to know the truth straight up no matter how much it's gonna hurt . i have noticed how so many people lie and don't even care about it . they don't feel bad for lying...
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    Sorry if I don't respond, if you just message me "hi" I probably won't. If you don't have a profile pic I won't. I'm 15 and utterly terrified of some of these creeps on here. How...
    tayyylorrrrr tayyylorrrrr 22-25, F Mar 15

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