It’s natural for you and your close friends to annoy each other. You guys spend a lot of time together, you eventually get to a comfortable point where you feel like you can say anything and you’re basically almost like family. Once our barriers are down and we let ourselves be vulnerable, we start letting our real personalities show – and we also kind of stop caring about whether or not we’re being annoying. Well, a little bit. We still kind of care.
Not to sound harsh, but there is probably some stuff you’re doing that is totally annoying all of your friends. Don’t take it personally – I’m sure there are just as many things your friends do that annoy you too! Like I said, it really can’t be helped. When you spend a lot of time with people, it’s bound to happen. That said, wouldn’t you like to know what you’re doing that’s bugging your besties? Here are 10 ways you’re annoying your friends:
Complaining About Your BF Too Much Without Listening To Their AdviceDon't believe me? A new study confirms that it's true: complaining about your BF or ex too much will make your friends start to avoid you. That's because no one likes a Debbie Downer, so if you're constantly complaining when you're with them, they're not having fun. Of course you should feel free to complain to your friends when you really need to talk, but monopolizing every conversation about your romantic woes is selfish and annoying. Even more annoying? When you constantly whine about your BF, yet don't listen to ANY advice your friends give. That's not only frustrating, it's also insulting. If you want to continue to make the same mistakes, stop complaining about them! Source: ShutterStock
Gushing Over Your Boyfriend Too MuchYou should definitely be able to tell your friends how happy you are with your man - but you don't need to constantly remind them that you're in an awesome relationship. After a while, it just sounds like bragging, which would annoy anyone. Don't go overboard with the convos that start like this: "OMG you won't believe what he did for me...." Source: ShutterStock
Getting Mad At Them For Hanging Out With Other People Without YouI have a friend who gets angry (then tries to hide it) every time I hang out with someone without her. It makes ME mad because we're not joined at the hip - I'm allowed to do stuff without her! It never feels good to not be invited to something, but you also need to realize that your friends have their own lives that don't revolve around you. Unless they're constantly leaving you out, you can't get mad at them for doing things without you. That's clingy and needy and annoying. Source: ShutterStock
Subtweeting About ThemOkay, maybe you're completely aware that this is annoying your friends, but seriously: subtweeting is annoying. If your friends aren't stupid (and I'm assuming they're not), they're going to know you're talking about them on Twitter without mentioning their name and it's going to make them mad. And whatever the issue is, it's probably going to get even worse because of that one little nasty tweet. Source: ShutterStock
Trying To Look At Their TextsOne of my good friends does this to me every time I'm with her and it's gotten to the point where I don't even want to hang with her sometimes because it bugs me so much. Whenever I get a text, she literally looks over my shoulder to see who is texting me. Rude! It's really none of your business who your friend is talking to, so trying to slyly look at her texts or even straight up asking her right away is too intrusive. Source: ShutterStock
Not Showing Any Interest In Their LivesA friendship isn't all about you. You can't expect to keep good friends if you only talk about yourself and never show any interest in their life. When you see your friends, ask them how they are. Ask how their crush/BF/GF is. Ask about that thing they told you they were going to do last time you guys talked. You get it - just show that you care what happens to them. It's about supporting your friends and it's very important. Not doing this is more than just annoying - it's a potential friendship-ender. Source: ShutterStock
Flaking Out On PlansNo one likes a flake. If you don't want to do something, don't make the plans in the first place. It's fine to cancel once in a while - it happens to everyone - but don't make it a routine. Eventually your friends will stop asking you to hang out because they can't depend on you. Source: ShutterStock
Texting The Entire Time You're With ThemSeriously, get off your cell phone when you're with your friends. It's obviously fine to answer some texts and phone calls, but if you're hanging out with people, don't sit there staring at your phone the whole time. It's unbelievably rude and makes you look like you don't care about what's going on. It's incredibly annoying. Source: ShutterStock
Pretending You're Listening When You're Obviously NotThis is another thing that's just really, really rude - pretending you're listening when you're obviously not. People can tell when your eyes start to glaze over and other thoughts enter your mind. It's not nice! Source: ShutterStock
Ignoring Their Texts, Then Posting On Social MediaLook, if you're going to avoid someone's text messages, you should probably hold off on posting anything on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, etc. for a little while. It's basically a big "eff you" to your friend who you're ignoring. Source: ShutterStock
Do you do any of these things to your friends? Do your friends do any of these things to you? What are other things I forgot? Tell me in the comments.