7 Surprising and Unexpected Toxic Friends in Your Life
They're the people you enjoy being around at the time; but, after they've gone, you somehow like yourself less.
The In-the-Trenches War Buddy
She (or he) gets everything that makes your workplace more dysfunctional than an Arrested Development-meets-The Office crossover show. Finally, someone else understands how redundant it is to schedule a meeting to discuss yet another meeting, and why microwaving fish is never okay, ever! Yet, somewhere along the 21st or 22nd vent session, you realize the two of you are just rehashing the same old things. She isn't interested in improving things, it turns out; she just really likes complaining. The more you get stuck in that cycle, the more trapped you can feel at work, because all of your energy is devoted to feeling frustrated by the situation, not changing it.