The Gruesome Twosome: 2 More Types of People You Should Avoid

After writing and posting, “The Dirty Dozen: 12 Types of people You Should Avoid,” it dawned on me that there were two more types of people that we all should avoid, and they are as follows:

1.The person who makes you second choice. If you have a so-called friend who only wants to talk to or spend time with you when their first option isn’t available, it’s time to walk away. Don’t be second fiddle. Don’t be somebody’s option B, C, or D.

I’ve been on both sides of this fence. I played second fiddle many times when I was young, and I caused others to do it too because I wasn’t very mindful of other people’s feelings at times. I was wrong for it. Get rid of the people who make you second choice. At the same time, don’t take the people who value you for granted because it hurts, and they deserve better from you.


2. The person who only comes around when they want something. Realize that this person doesn’t really love you for you, but only sees you as a convenience. They only love you for what they can get from you. These are the kinds of people who only show up when they’re in a jam and they need money, advice, or help with something.

You’re not a bank, you’re not Dear Abby, and you’re not a go-to person when someone needs help with something. You’re much, much more than that. Sure. It’s great to want to help your family, friends, and your fellow man. Nothing wrong with that. But if they only take advantage of you, it’s time to cut them off and cut them loose!

Remember. You create your own value by how you allow others to treat you. Always value yourself and never settle for people who don’t see your worth but only see the convenience you provide. It’s not your job to make other people’s lives easier for them and it’s not your responsibility to make them feel better about themselves. Know your worth. Take back your self-respect and your power.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

9 thoughts on “The Gruesome Twosome: 2 More Types of People You Should Avoid

  1. I am not so certain we should cut others out of our lives. Sometimes those ‘dark tunnels’ merely need the light we can provide, but it is not up to us as to ‘when’ that light is actually helping.

  2. All the ones you have listed the last few days are spot on. These are not just good thoughts regarding bullies but even family, coworkers, friends and significant others

    Tell you a couple of types for everyone to watch out for. 1)Be careful of jealous people. Those that never support or put down any goal or ambition one had. It is one thing to give advice but those who hold back dreams, watch out. 2) People that try to make excuses when they are outdone. This often occurs in sibling rivalries, the battle of the semester (particularly when females out do males in physical competitions or making more money), and in the workplace. They should be proud of others and man or woman enough to admit when they got outdone at something. 3) Those that treat you one way when it is just you and them but constantly belittle you in front of others. The occasional playfully picking at your spouse, sibling, or good friend is okay as long as they know you are joking and it doesn’t constantly happen.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.