18 Serious Behaviors Women Will Not Tolerate in a Friendship. Would You?

Seeking real friendships is becoming more difficult with the constant negativity, social media isolation, and there is always the age factor. The older you get, the more difficult it can be to find good friends. After someone asked for behaviors women are not willing to tolerate in a friendship, here is what women had to say.

1. Being a Manipulator

woman plotting mind games
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Countless women in the thread confess that being manipulative is reason enough not to be friends. One specifies, “I quit a friendship because of this, the best decision of my life. My opinions were always wrong; she made me feel like I was not good enough and ruined my self-confidence.”

2. Being Obsessive

silly face woman glasses
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

“Being obsessive or jealous,” one notes. “Which often goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. I’m not the most empathetic person, so I try not to befriend people with high emotional support needs. It just never works out and eventually becomes toxic for one of us.”

3. Treating Service Staff Poorly

woman being rude to server
Image Credit: Deposit Photos- innovatedcaptures.

Treating service staff, retail people, and any other customer service representative with disrespect is enough to keep these women away. One clarifies, “I pay attention to how they treat service staff. Or any low-wage earner. When it’s not good, that is usually a red flag.”

4. Being a Constant Negative Nellie

negative woman
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The number-one-voted behavior is constant negativity. For example, someone that continually has drama and tragedy daily. Then they go on and on about themselves and their life but never stop to ask how you’re doing.

5. Criticizing Others For Fun

gossiping women
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Women in the forum unanimously agree they distance themselves from the behavior of trash-talking and criticizing others for fun. While venting about an unfortunate experience with someone is noted as “fair,” gossiping is a behavioral offense. Finally, if they talk to you about others, they’ll talk about you too.

6. One-Way Communication

bored woman on phone
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

An even exchange in communication is something these women desire in a friend. One explains she got tired of being the only one to reach out. She’s stepped back from a few and realized they have yet to reach out. So she’s lost many friends. A second woman says old friends will message her on Instagram saying, “I miss you!” However, they make zero attempts to connect.

7. Canceling Plans Last Minute

annoyed woman on phone
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

How many times have you been excited to catch up with a friend, only for them to cancel at the last minute? This woman adds that it is all the more insulting if accompanied by a bologna excuse. “At my age, you either want to hang out or you don’t.”

She elaborates that they get a “free pass” if it happens once. But once it becomes a serial offense, she’s out, noting you’re wasting her time and energy.

8. Negative Self-Talk

woman judging self in mirror
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Too much negative self-talk is a turn-off in this forum. One woman explains, already harboring plenty of bad thoughts about herself. So she doesn’t need someone else finding new things for me to be down about.

9. Dominating Conversations and Interrupting

Image Credit: Deposit Photos – luismolinero.

Oh, look, my ADHD has entered the chat. Oh, the women in this thread don’t like that joke either.  Seriously though, nobody likes to be interrupted and talked over. Numerous women agree that never being heard in a friendship is a behavior they won’t put up with or desire.

10. Trauma Dumping

friends support comfort
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Have you ever entertained that friend who repeatedly complains about the same problems with different situations and who asks for then ignores your advice? That’s called trauma dumping, a behavior these women want no part of in a friendship. One elaborates, “That lack of self-awareness and ability to check in before emotional dumping is just too exhausting.”

11. Constantly Roasting

woman pointing and laughing
Image Credit: Shutterstock

Being disproportionately roasted by a friend is undesirable behavior. A woman clarifies that she understands friends joke around. However, when you’re always the butt of the joke but can’t ever dish anything back because they can’t take it is cruel bullying and not very friendly at all.

12. Can’t Own Up to Their Mistakes

upset woman stubborn
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

That friend who refuses to take responsibility for her mistakes is unpopular. She always finds herself in some mess but blames someone else. A woman suggests, “In her mind, she is never wrong.”

13. Excessive Drinking

Image Credit: Deposit Photos – cwzahner.

Excessive drinking is unwanted by many. Many women note that wine has become the personality of several women they know. Unfortunately, it’s caused them to lose friends because they distance themselves from women who need bottles of wine to function daily. Others agree that there are many recovering alcoholics in friendship circles, and some of the drinkers have been disrespectful of that.

14. Jealousy

jealous woman
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Have you had a girlfriend who demonstrates jealousy toward you and your accomplishments? It’s unflattering. If you can’t celebrate the success of your girlfriends without finding a way to bring negativity and jealousy into the relationship, that ain’t it. Friends root for their friend’s wins.

15. Surrounded By Bad Vices

Black woman saying no
Image Credit: Deposit Photos – Krakenimages.com.

One woman says she distances herself from women who surround themselves with vices: smoking, vaping, junk food, drinking, drugs, etc. She explains, “Your circle will influence who you become in subtle ways, or more, so it may seem like not that big of a deal, but compared to having friends that are creative, hardworking, travelers, and love to experience the positive endorphins in life makes all the difference.”

16. Sharing Secrets

Image Credit: Deposit Photos – Wavebreakmedia.

No one wants a friend they cannot confidently confide in without having their business spread. When you share something with a friend, and they spread it to mutual friends, coworkers, and even total strangers, it’s hurtful behavior these women aren’t putting up with today.

17. Can’t Ever Be Single

Image Credit: Deposit Photos – Wavebreakmedia.

Do you know that woman who always needs to be in a relationship and hasn’t spent more than a few days of her life single? Numerous women don’t want to be friends with that woman, noting you need to spend time with yourself to grow.

18. When It’s Always About the Kids

Image Credit: Deposit Photos – Stas_K.

Finally, several women refrain from engaging in friendships with women who are only mothers and nothing else. For example, they only want to discuss their children and have no identity outside of being a mom.

Source: Reddit.

18 Seriously Overrated Things In Society Today According to Men, Do You Agree?

men shrugging phone
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

What things in today’s society are seriously overrated? I’ll go first and say fake bodies. Fake nails, giant spider fake eyelashes, fake lips that look like a swollen allergic reaction to a bee sting, and fake bums…

15 Best Ways to Wrap up a Conversation With Someone Who Refuses To Shut Up

finger to mouth shhh
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Alright, everybody, as a major talker myself, finding this thread of ways to shut me up had me laughing out loud! Someone recently polled the internet asking, “What’s the best way to wrap up a conversation with someone who will NOT STOP TALKING?” Here is how they responded.

15 Signs That Deep Down You Are a Terrible Person

angry arms crossed mean
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

According to the internet, some undeniable signs signal to others when you are a terrible person. Someone asked a popular forum, “What are signs someone is a horrible person deep down?”

18 Popular Fantasies Men Entertain Regularly, Do You?

sexy beautiful woman
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

I recently stumbled on an interesting thread in a popular online men’s forum. Someone asked, “What do men fantasy about regularly?” Here is what they had to say…

15 Groups of People That Society Has No Sympathy For, Do You?

disgusted hands up
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Are there any people groups in society that you extend zero empathy or sympathy toward? You’re not alone. Over 3,000 people gathered to discuss these groups, and here is who they suggest deserves no sympathy…

Website | + posts

Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and Jesus.