I Don't Like Critical Friends

A place to discuss difficult friends. 57 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    24 Responses Feb 10, 2012

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    Aug 20, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013
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