We all need someone we can relate to. Someone we can lay back on starry nights with some good memories and chilled beer. We all need someone we can speak our hearts out to, no judgments. Seven billion people but we surround ourselves with those five people who lift us, make us laugh till our stomach hurts, fight like opposites but couldn’t see yourself relating to someone more. A dost, an amigo, a friend. We all have our unique support system that connects like puzzle pieces.
When you see yourself surrounded by such a squad, you are sure to notice these six types of friends (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.):
Every squad has a strict, logical friend who will always find ways to bum out your madness. Got a crazy idea in your head? They’ll shoot you down with “Guys, technically speaking we could get into a lot of trouble”, “I am not sure if you should do that”, “I think you should take your time and think about it” and the iconic “let me see, I’ll let you know”.
They are the calm ones of the groups. Not the calmest because they do eventually join in the madness with you. And those are some Instagrammable moments. They might bum you out at times but we all have to admit that most of us are alive and out of prison because they at some point in your life stopped you from heartbreak, a house burn-down, a war, or you know your mother’s slap.
These friends are the unbothered ones in the group. They are surprisingly silent but have done the most mischievous things in their lifetimes. They seemed innocent from outside but only the squad knows of the shades behind the curtain. They are the ones who are normally the planners of crazy ideas. They’ll get you the “people”. They are pretty much down for any event that you need them. You may not see much of them but you’ll always see them around. They’re here for a good time.
Their lives are the most mysterious one in the group. You don’t know much about them or their family but you love them anyway. They are lowkey and direct. They don’t understand drama or round talks but they’ll get along with you just as deep as you are in the conversation. Your secrets go with them till their grave because they probably weren’t paying much attention in the first place.
“Guys! We should totally take a selfie.” “Oh, my goodness, I need to record this.”, “We should totally fake some candids.”, “Let’s make a few Tik Toks”. Well, this one’s name immediately popped up in your head, didn’t it? These friends are the most energetic, pumped up ball of energy. They love their Instagram moments and they will go to the ends just to take a billion pictures of the squad to upload one where everyone is pretty much blurry except for them. They are the dramatic ones. They usually introduce the squad to the “trends” of the world.
From poses to comebacks to dance moves to the latest music. They are usually the ones bringing up crazy ideas. You get a monthly “Guys, you what we should do….”. They are the funny ones. Logic isn’t their priority because they’re here for a good time not a long time. They pretty much must have influenced the group to “drinking”. They are smart and have accomplished a lot but their front is just to have fun with the people they love. Parties without them should be called “Get together”.
The toppers. Every group has a topper who gets called “topper” the moment they start breathing. Their accomplishments are the sole reason for them getting roasted in the group. Anything they do, they get linked to their grades, “That’s because you’re a topper”. They might have accomplished a lot but the best part of them is that they are the humble ones. They don’t believe in grade flexing because they know “grades” won’t take you places. They believe in learning and continue to work hard no matter what. They are the most helpful ones in the group.
No matter who you consult in your friend circle, you need to run it through them. They aren’t a nerd. They are naturally good at academics. You never forget the first time they did something crazy. They are surprisingly funny mostly because you don’t expect them to be. They are the best of both parents and bloggers.
Well, we can expect aliens on earth before we can expect their replies. They love us and we love them, but you don’t hang out that much because they are always “busy”. You get to keep up with them when the whole squad meets up that one time. They fill you in with new things but you continue to roast them for the things of past because you never get to fully roast them from your previous interaction. They are seldom down for craziness. But they’ll promote your work. They are always proud of the battles you’ve won and the madness you have done.
They are the ones who amazingly know everyone’s business and you wonder “How??”. They are the actual geeks of the group. Work is life. They are mostly busy so don’t expect to get the pictures you took on their phone the same year. But, no matter how long you stay away from each other, the squad isn’t complete without these friends. They fill you with “tea” from across the globe of mostly people you went to school with.
The Fashionista of the group. “Let’s dress casual” and they enter with a Met Gala outfit. They are the popular one of the group and a picture with them means your messages and follow requests flooding. They are the self-obsessed ones. “Do I look okay?”, “So I think this person likes me” are their common dialogs. Styling and Shopping are the essentials of their life. They may be all about these things but you have to admit you cannot step out for an important occasion without their fashion advice. They are always honest.
These friends are the most entertaining one of the group because their lives are always filled with drama. But, in spite of all the popularity, they are still down to earth and when all the social media glam goes offline, they are the weirdest ones of the group. Only you know their “true colors”. They are creative and intelligent but academics aren’t their favorite. Their school life pretty much goes by getting yelled at from teachers for their iconic uniforms and hairstyles.
Now that you’ve read it all, which category do you belong to? Share it with your friends and let them examine you!