another thing about friendship




If you find yourself dreading interaction with someone, you probably don’t like them.

Even if you can think of all kinds of reasons why they are objectively likeable.

Even if you think they’re a good person.

Even if you used to enjoy their company.

Even if your friends like to hang out with that person, and you think that’s a good thing.

You probably don’t like them. And that’s ok. You don’t have to like everyone.

And it’s a lot better if you spend time with people you like, than people you don’t like.

this is a good thing to remember…

Be careful to also remember that depending on how introverted you are, the amount of time you want to spend even with good friends may be significantly less than the amount of time more extroverted friends want to spend with you.

Yes. Often wanting to say no to particular interactions is not the same as consistently dreading interactions.