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I Don't Like Critical Friends

A place to discuss difficult friends. 60 People

    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 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 usually do. I'll tell you exactly what i think. So if you can't handle the truth then don't tell me to tell you the truth. Because i can be cruelly honest. Why sugar coat things...
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    IvanaVine IvanaVine 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I've been getting this frequently. Someone will message me just saying "hi." Then I message back and then they say "never mind" or don't message me back at all afterwards. If you...
    musicman99 musicman99 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    like wtf? chill. I don't know you and you don't know me.
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes...this makes me feel anxious and annoyed... like can you stop? you don't even know me!!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I believe it was two days ago me and a really good friend were talking about how these religious people were verbally attacking someone because they were transgender. Their reason...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not anybody's babe or hun. It's ******* annoying and I don't like it. Go somewhere else with that ****.
    spaghetti12 spaghetti12 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a Christian but I don't do that. It's quite hypocritical of people because some religions (like mine) try to make it seem like they're perfect and they don't make any mistakes...
    ab4801 ab4801 13-15, F a week ago

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    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M a week ago

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    My name is Amanda Lynn Paige. I don't really like Amanda because it sounds like I'm introducing myself as a man. (a man- duh!) {thank you rachel from friends} My mom wanted me...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I've been out of high school for two years and I chose not to go to college at the moment (which is fine!) but my best friend just graduated this year and is moving to college this...
    raby1996 raby1996 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I'm 15 and 5'11-6ft. When I first came to high school all I got was stares and 'wow you're so tall." Like I already don't know. I've had tall guys measure themselves against me...
    wildestdreamsxx wildestdreamsxx 13-15, F Aug 23

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    My mother doesn't respect my opinion, and takes everything I say as an attack. She spends all her time drinking with her ******* friend who has no respect for anyone including me...
    Adamdfrazier Adamdfrazier 18-21, M Aug 23

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    never have! yuck! I like onions, but I don't like liver!!!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    My parents (actually my mom because I don't talk to my dad so much) say that they love my sister and I equally but they don't. It's clear to me that my mom likes my sister more...
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    For me,Christmas is the time of year to get a little pissed up,but that's it.I don't buy anyone gifts and I don't "get into the spirit". What I want is one of those Eastenders...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21 Aug 21

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    I really don't! I jus want a peaceful life! I don't like arguments!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    Especially conflicts online. I completely understand that your personal opinions might not gel with the next person's but I don't see it as a reason to go apeshit and start...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M Aug 21

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    If I don't know you do not attempt to touch me or my hair or any part of my body because I will punch you in your face. I love my personal space and don't try to get in my bubble.
    hinatahyuga809 hinatahyuga809 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    How should I respond to my boyfriends mom? Here is the story of what is going on. My boyfriend has learning disabilities(reading,writing,) but he can function. He can hold a...
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    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Please spare me your insecurities. Must people who result to giving "life lesson" need that type of energy to feel complete. It's like their pleading that you accept their train of...
    PopeNova PopeNova 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I really don't like being told to smile. I'll smile when I darn well feel like it! If I walked around with a giant grin all the time, I'd look insane. It reminds me of this story...
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    Especially celebrity fandoms. I get it... you like some celebrity... maybe you admire some of their characteristics, their ability, etc. But to get so caught up in such fandom to...
    ComplicatedWounded ComplicatedWounded 26-30, F Aug 17

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    I don't even like using the word 'goodbye' so instead simply say 'see you later'. It just seems so final...
    HiddenGemm HiddenGemm 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Especially if they are unexpected but sometimes they are necessary. When you have reached a point where things are stagnant and there's no growth it's the only option if you wish...
    LVibes LVibes 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I am a simple person and i don't like lie.if one say lie than i never forget him or her.And people lie to me than i get angry.Than i don't know what i am saying..
    Haquemasum Haquemasum 18-21, M Aug 16

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