Friendships come in handy in making life more enjoyable. They add colour to one’s life in so many ways. With friends, every bit of life is worth experiencing. Be it complicated or simple. The main contribution of friendship to one’s life is company and support.
Most of the time, we think we play the same roles in our circle of friends. That we are all involved in the friendship similarly. However, that is not the case.
Everyone is unique in their way, and everyone takes this uniqueness to the friendships that they are in. This uniqueness makes everyone have a special role in their friendships.
Here are the roles that you could be taking in your circle
1. The good listener
In every circle of friends, there must be a good listener. That one individual is good at paying attention to the details of every conversation. If this is you, then the people in your circle of friends come to you when they need someone to listen to them.
2. The comedian
With this person around, people break their ribs. Events or functions can only be completed when this person is around. They bring around light moments and a lot of laughter.
If this is you, you bring a comic perspective to every situation. Sometimes, you’ll make people laugh even when it is supposed to be a serious issue.
3. The advisor
Life can be very complex sometimes. So that one may need advice on how to go forward. In a circle of friends, this person comes in handy.
You will know them by the reference they are given. One of the friends in the circle is going through a challenging situation, and everyone is like, “have you spoken to so and so?”. Their perspective is enough to give way forwards.
You are an advisor if your friends come to you for advice. Not only do they look for your perspective, but they also listen and heed what you say.
4. The loud one
When friends meet, the room has some life brought about by loud laughter. Also, there is that one friend who speaks loudly and is just generally loud. You will know when they are around because they can’t talk in low tones.
5. The quiet one
Though there is a loud one in any group of friends, there is also the quiet one. She is always sitting in a corner and saying less. The only thing they like doing is observing what is going on around them and sipping whatever is at the table silently.
Naturally, they do not talk much. You are quiet if your friends keep asking what you think or constantly checking if you are okay.
6. The fun one
Everyone loves the fun. However, there is this one individual whose love for fun moments is noticeable. They initiate ideas on what the circle can do for a weekend. They also go ahead to ensure that it happens because fun, for them, is everything. We can call them the minister of entertainment.
7. The morality police
Then, there is that one individual who keeps the group in check regarding matters of morality. When everyone has decided to go to that event, they will pause and ask questions that make everyone think critically about the moral perspective of the whole issue.
8. The fashionista
Every group of people has that one who rocks outfits so well you would think the designers had them in mind when making the clothes that this particular person wears. They stand out as fashionable wherever you go.
You are a fashionista in your circle of friends when your friends keep asking you what to wear and how to wear them.
9. The tea master
Whatever is happening in town, this individual will have all the tea. Even the little scandals within the circle, they will have all the details. You start wondering how they get all the tea because they will give you compiled and up-to-date tea.
10. The drunk
Then there is this one individual who is usually drunk. You see them sober and you can’t help but ask what the issue could be, because you do not remember the last time you saw him or her sober. Every day is perfect for drinking to him or her.
You are this drunk friend in your circle if when you are sober, people wonder if you are okay.
11. The financial saviour
Whenever there is a need for money in the circle, people come to you and you cannot remember the last time you declined to help out. Do not wonder why this happens from time to time because you are that friend with money, and most importantly, a generous one. You need to learn to set boundaries though. 5 Ways To Deal With Your Friends When It Comes To Money
12. The One Always Borrowing Money
There is this character in circles of friendship that always asks for money. Every other time, there is a reason behind the need for money. Today it is that their gas has finished unexpectedly, or that an emergency that cannot wait until the month ends. They too work and earn but where their money goes is a mystery that is yet to be solved, but at the moment, they need some money.
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13. The Serious One
There is this friend that is very serious about his or her life. Their lives revolve around serious stuff and one can hear this from their conversations. They are either talking about bonds and investing, or they are planning to attend a certain workshop in town. Their life seems to be moving on very well because they are so intentional with how they spend their money or time.
14. The nurturer
This person is always taking care of others. They are so giving and loving. They are motherly or fatherly and you always know when you need somebody to talk to or to listen to you they will be there. They can get overwhelmed because people are always looking for them to listen to or comfort them but they may not have other people with whom they can do the same.
15. The Joker
After mentioning every other role, we close the list with this particular type of friend. They are just there, you do not know the plans they have, they are always changing jobs or they don’t have jobs, and they don’t talk about how they plan to improve their lives. They live life as it comes and they do not care much about anything that looks exhausting. They can be the life of the party but if you are not careful they are the friend that will derail you and your plans because of their lack of planning.
Everyone takes up their role unconsciously, an aspect that makes the circles of friendship exciting and robust.
Which one are you?
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