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Thursday, February 23, 2012

7 Types of People to Unfriend on Facebook

Afraid to unfriend someone on facebook

You shouldn't be. You are not the only person who finds certain people's facebook behavior annoying. Or perhaps you simply need a total wellness check by getting rid of toxic friends -- on facebook and off.

I had the pleasure of guest posting on Melissa Blake's award-winning blog, So About What I said, on the topic of types of people to unfriend on facebook -- and yes. I have unfriended people on facebook before.







7 Types of People to Unfriend on Facebook 

(My guest post on So About What I Said)

Hi all, I am the owner of Girlie Blog Seattle, and I write about beauty, fashion, and enjoying life in Seattle. I am so honored that Melissa asked me to guest post. I love reading her blog because it brightens my day. Today, I am writing about types of people to unfriend on Facebook. I know this is a somewhat controversial topic, and you might have opinions to express, but please keep comments cordial.

The Narcissist
Have you ever seen someone so perfect? She has the perfect man who never argues with her, perfect friends who’ll do anything for her, a perfect job that she loves, perfectly good looks that every girl is jealous of and the perfect life she feels everyone should want. Her pictures have perfectly practiced poses, with perfectly styled outfits. Every wall post is either an achievement – implicitly stated or subtly implied – or some kind of sentimental reminder about her beautiful life.

The Ghost
You were friends, or even best buds, back in high school. You have lost touch until Facebook connected you. Now that you’ve “friended” each other and caught up, you have seized communication again for the past two years. Don’t worry. You won’t miss each other. If you have lived a good life since high school, without your “ghost” friend, you’ll live a good life still.

The Gossip Columnist
You ask her, “What’s going on?” She tells you what’s going on with everyone else. None of the information seems significant or has trustworthy resources. In fact, your conversations with her always revolves around someone else’s business, and she seems way too interested in talking about them, for no reason at all.

The User
The user has no shame. He invites you to a party across town, but expects a ride, because he has no car. If you don’t offer him a ride, he’ll tell all your common friends about how sorry he is to miss out, right in front of you, until you offer him a ride. He has guilt-ed you into giving him a ride numerous times, but never offers gas, or coffee or some type of nice gesture so you wouldn’t feel used.

The One-Upper
You tell her that you have been busy. She tells you that she’s much busier, even though she calls you up Friday nights and talks your ears off until you fall asleep on the phone. Then she’ll call you up next Friday night, strategically on her way to dinner and reminds you again that she’s busy.

The Promise Breaker
He has been asking you to meet up for months, but bails out every time you plan something. He tells you that he’ll take you out for your birthday. But when the check comes -- and you offer to pay for yourself to be nice -- he’ll gladly let you. He tells you that he’ll do nice things for you, but then drops off the face of the earth.

Your boss
If you don’t want someone to see old college photos of you flipping off the camera, chugging beer or doing anything “fun,” unfriend. Better yet, don’t add them in the first place.



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48 comments:

  1. It's funny that you posted this - I went on a massive unfriending frenzy the past couple of days weeding out "friends" who fit those categories so well!

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  2. I love this, I have at least one 'friend' from each category on my faceyb.

    B xxx
    backfortea.blogspot.com

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  3. hahah great post!! gonna put it up on my fb page :)) its hilarious!! so very true!!

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  4. LMAO

    Everyone can relate to atleast one type of person. I'm from miami so everyone is the narcissist.


    vaintastic.blogspot.com

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  5. hehe this was funny and so true! <3

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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  6. I unfriend people that add me, but never say a word! Super annoying. Great list!

    -Lisa
    Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this post. A lot of the categories are spot on.

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  8. I've definitely weeded people out- my criteria is: they're keepers if we've had a real conversation or meaningful exchange in the last ten years. Or they're a cousin.

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  9. This is a fantastic post! I find Facebook so funny, people want to be friends who weren't nice to me before. So those are the type I should unfriend. . the friend but no friend of mine friend :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  10. Great post, hun! The people I generally unfriend the most are ghosts! It annoys me that I friend them on Facebook for the purpose of keeping in touch, and they don't make any effort of doing so such as writing on my wall every once in a while, engaging in posts, etc. I can't stand ghosts! It's like, "Why do you have a Facebook, anyway?" lol I usually don't have any problem with any of the other characteristics, though.

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  11. Great post GB! Just went on my fb and deleted some people :) Thanks for the encouraging words!

    xoxo Marie
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  12. On facebook the #1 type of person I unfriend are those that only comment when they disagree with something. If fb were a forum they would be called trolls.

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  13. Cool post!!!
    I haven't unfriended anyone. I don't have a lot of friends on Facebook, I never add people whome I met once or people I know well but don't really like.
    I never care about what people will feel or think of me when I reject friend request... It's my life and I consider whose photos ans statuses I want to see on MY wall on facebook.
    Your post is really very funny and next time I get a friend request I will think of this post :-)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Kate

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  14. Love this post! I have a friend on fb that is a hater. Always jealous and has to leave catty comments on some of my fb posts. I don't even really know this person wtf? She is some hoe-bag that has 8 kids by all diff. dads. I don't have anything in common with her. The only reason she asked to be my friend on fb is because she likes my interior design she saw on my blog. I will have the courage to unfriend now. Thanks!

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  15. It's about time that I did this! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder :)

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  16. Haha! Great tips! :)

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  17. haha...funny! Your list of people seems very unfriendable. I think (shhh...is anyone reading this?)...I have unfriended one or two person because I really don't know them very well not because there's anything seriously wrong with them. Thanks for sharing this. And congrats on being featured!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  18. Some of these catergories couldn't be more true! xx

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  19. Interesting post, thanks for the information
    xoxo

    http://besosmulticolor.blogspot.com

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  20. ahhaha too funny! :D
    I actually never unfriended anyone on fb as I am very fussy with accepting invites. :)
    nevertheless - this post is so true :)
    lots of love
    Karola

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  21. Such great points! I agree with all of these tips :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  22. This is so great. A the moment I'm thinking of putting some on unfriend list.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo Ra

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  23. I totally agree to unfriend the boss :)

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  24. I unfriended a 'friend' whose status is always about belittling other people or that she doesn't care what other people think about her, over and over and over again. I mean, if she really doesn't care, then why all the anger? It's such a negative energy, even on the internet, so I was like "bye!"

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  25. These are all great tips! My personal facebook is very small, in fact I'm unsearchable unless you have my email as I've kept my account private.

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  26. I wish I could unfriend some ppl on facebook but I can't since they are actually my friends in real like. Like good friends but I can't handle their whinning on fb. Everyone uses it as a platform to whine about how much their life sucks. UGH

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  27. I just went on an unfriending spree yesterday! I unfriended all the people I no longer talk to anymore. Great post :)

    xo, H
    http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

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  28. Unfriending people on Facebook is one of my favorite things to do. Is that mean? Eh, I really don't care.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  29. This post is amazing! You had me laughing so hard! Why are all my friends the Narcissist? LOVE IT!!! hahahahaa

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  30. This is the very reason I'm no longer on facebook, LOL! New follower to your blog and glad I found your little creative space on the web:D

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  31. Haha, I love this! I would never add a boss as a friend. That is just asking for trouble! :)SarahD

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  32. now that is an interesting post. i agree with most of it.

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  33. ugh i hate facebook! i barely go on anymore, the posts people right really get to me. i mostly log in for my fan pages i like to read xx
    My Blog: Boho Vanity

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  34. All so true!
    I have unfriended a few people... mostly women who call their husband "hubs" and people who report on everything they eat/do/think.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  35. Haaha! I love this so much. well put!

    xo
    allison

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  36. These are all perfectly good reasons to get rid of facebook friends, lovely roundup, haha. It's always a hard thing to do but its always a good idea
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  37. Cool post =]! I sometimes unfriend people too.

    I only unfriend persons that have ever hurt me. But if I'm going to school and I still see them, then I keep them a friend until I don't see them anymore xD.

    And I just ignore the friend requests of the mean persons that ask me to be my friend on facebook. Because I don't like it when persons I don't like know to much about my life.

    If mean persons know too much about me then it can be negative if they want to hurt me, so I try to only except persons that I trust =].

    xx Katy ^^!

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  38. Hilarious! I've actually just deactivated my FB page.

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  39. I have. I am pretty open and relax about FB but if someone is negative all the time then I will unfriend that person.

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  40. Such a great post!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  41. Great advice! I have unfriended numerous people!
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  42. lol! it's so true!! hihihi
    me i unfriend those people who add me but never answer when i say ''hello"! they are just there to increase their number of "friend" :)

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  43. Wow.. love this post! and Yes I have deleted toxic people.. it took me a while to do. but eventually I got tired of the foolish status the lies....to the point where I stayed off of facebook. therefore it was time to do some facebook cleaning...they had to go. now my news feed is drama free. Now I'm happier to log onto facebook! Yayy me!

    Jackie ;)

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  44. lol. Oh gosh, you know what I do? I just add them in my limited profile then I customize what they can see. That way, there's no drama haha.

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