You know the ones I’m talking about. We all have them. The ones that you cringe when you see their statuses filling up your newsfeed. The ones you’d love to unfriend but doing so would cause some awkward circumstances or even family feuds. The ones that you’d love to unfriend but you can’t because its like a car accident, you just can’t look away. Here’s the types of Facebook friends that I have….are you one of these types of friends or do you have friends like this yourself?
1. The High Drama Mama
You know the ones I’m talking about, the one who one minute posts about how much she hates drama but then 30 minutes later she posts a status totally trashing a friend/family member/acquaintance or someone she doesn’t even know! I have one particular Facebook friend that is like this. One minute she is talking about how great her life is and the next minute she is furious about something or someone. Several times I have started to unfriend her but it’s almost become entertaining to see what she will come up with next.
2. The Portrait Taker
Really did you think we had forgotten what you looked like since you posted your self portraits yesterday? I have a friend who posts pictures of herself, ducklips and all, at least once a day. Sometimes I’m graced with her face in my newsfeed several times a day. I would delete her….but she’s a family member and that might cause some problems at family gatherings!
3. The Nobody Likes Me Friend
Do you remember that song from when you were a kid, “nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. Guess I’ll go eat worms.” I have one friend in particular that falls into this category. At least once a week she posts about how she is never going to find a man, how she is so miserable, yada yada yada. Part of me does feel bad for this girl. Don’t think I’m some cold hearted b@$*h. But there comes a point when enough is enough. If you are that miserable, do something to change your life. I have actually commented on a status by this particular person where she was complaining about never being able to find a man. I told her that in order to be happy in a relationship and find the right person she needed to reach a point where she is happy with herself and shouldn’t depend on a man to make her happy. She deleted my comment. I think she is one that just likes to complain just to be complaining.
4. What’s For Dinner Friend
You know, the one that posts everyday about what they had for dinner. Its one thing to post about an amazing meal and share the recipe, or if you are trying to be accountable for what you eat but that’s what apps like My Fitness Pal are for. No one cares what you had for dinner tonight….or tomorrow night either.
5. The Crazy Cat Lady
This friend fills up your newsfeed with pictures of cats saying crazy stuff or just pictures of cats in general. No one wants to see 100 cat pictures everyday.
6. The Money Maker
If you are an entrepreneur good for you, but don’t fill up my newsfeed harassing people to buy your latest “amazing” product, or asking me to host a Pampered Chef/Mary Kay/Origami Owl/etc party. Post a link to your products on your About page and if I want to buy something I will contact you!
7. The My Kids Are the Cutest Friend
Everyone thinks there child is the cutest thing around and while I agree little Susie is a cutie I don’t need to see pictures/videos of her ten times a day. She looks just like she did yesterday.
8. The Fulltime Facebook Employee
You know the one. The one you want to ask if they do anything besides post on Facebook all day long. Well of course we know they do other things because they update their status with their every move. Really didn’t need to know you just went to pee. TMI!
9. The Dirty Laundry Friend
This is the friend that airs all their dirty laundry on Facebook. I much prefer to put my dirty laundry in the washer not on Facebook…just sayin! I really believe you need to keep some things private. Everyone doesn’t need to know when you have a fight with your husband/boss/wife/mom/best friend.
10. The Serial Traveler
You know the one that checks in every single place that they go. For one thing, it can be a safety hazard. If people know you are at the mall and not at home that’s like an invitation to go break in to your house. Of course we’d like to assume our Facebook friends wouldn’t break into our homes but you never know. I admit sometimes I do check in places. If I’m out with the girls, or at a new restaurant that I want to tell other people about, I might check in, but I’m sure not going to check in every single place I go to.
Have I left anyone out? I’m sure I have. All I can say is thank goodness I can hide these “friends” from my newsfeed. Thanks for that option Facebook!