Posted by SMM on 17:09
A random conversation with a friend led me to classify the kinds of friends into the following general categories :

Caveat: This list is by no means exhaustive. If you think there maybe any other categories which I may have missed out on, do let me know.

Friends Forever: The best kind :)

The Fair-weather Friends: The ones who run away at the first sign of trouble.

Daredevil Friends: The ones who get into trouble and pull you in as well
- not once, not twice, but on quite a few occasions.

BBC Friends: The ones who broadcast, your every single sneeze as well.

The "Gimme" Friends: The ones who keep going "Gimme you green belt." "Gimme you red bag." "Gimme some money".

The "Wannabe Topper" Friends: The ones who remember you the night before the exam and want to borrow your notes, your brain and your lucky pen.

Friend Perfect: The ones your parents think are perfect but not you. The goody - goody variety, also prone to squealing about your latest escapades to your parents.

Money Money Money: They only remember you when they need to
(permanently) borrow some money, and forget you when it is time to return it.

The Whining Variety: The ones who go "Oh your life is so perfect. I have no life. Nobody loves me, nobody cares for me...." and fail to recognize the fact that you care for them.

The Studious Kind: The ones in whose good books you need to be in for your own professional future.

The "Just Friends" Kind: The ones who suddenly realize that they are truly madly deeply in love with you and imply to all those who are not aware that they are your significant other, thus scaring off potential Mr/Miss Right.

The Saturday Night Friends: The ones who only surface on Saturday nights and know all the good hotspots in town and where the best party will be on after midnight.

The Hypochondriac Friends: The ones who consider Readers Digest Family Medical Referencer to be their bible.

The "Ooops I did it again" Friends: The ones who get drunk and then wild with any guy/ gal in the vicinity. Looks, age nothing matters - only sex matters.

The "Does he love me/ Does he love me not?" Kind: The ones who are obsessed with that one guy/ gal and spend their whole time trying to catch his eye but won't summon up the courage to ask him/ her out.

The "Drop everything right now" Kind: The ones who go "I am free. Come over right now" and hang up, without bothering to ask whether your free or not.

The Imposing Friends: The ones whom your not too fond and keep at arms-length distance, but they try to and do imply that you are chuddi-buddies.

The "Do it or else" Friends: The ones who blackmail you into doing something your not too sure you want too...or else they will spill the beans - either to your parents or to the boyfriend/ girlfriend or post it on the notice board.

"Daddy's pet" Kind: The ones who will only go for the movie if its the one they have chosen cuz that's how "Daddy does it".

The Alien Friends: The ones who act like they'r your best friend when your around and forget you the moment your out of sight. This refers to a particular friend who would forget us all everytime he went home and we would tell him "Jabalpur is on a different planet. Inter-planetary calling is waaaay too expensive on all parties concerned." And he would promise that he would call next time pakka se, and would again forget.

The Knife in the back Friends: The ones who are very sweet to you on the face, diabetically sweet in fact, and are actually maligning you behind your back and also trying to steal your boyfriend.

The Possessive Friends: The ones who hated it when you went out with anyone else and even tried to scare away potential boyfriends/ girlfriends;

or Those who would treat your stuff as "our stuff" but their stuff would be "my stuff".

The Roommate Friends: The ones you got back to at the of the whole day and had to share every small thing with them. The kind who recognize other friends without having to introduce them and vice versa. Also the ones who would lend you their blue top for the Big date.

The "Guide to how the Martians/ Venetians think" Kind: That one guy/ gal friend whom you would never fall for and vice versa, and tell you what would be going on in the boyfriend/ girlfriend's head and what to give for the perfect gift or which flower to choose to impress them.


A good one mate... nice post... isnt it amazing that they all have a role to play in our lives???

Beautiful... Have a nice evening.. Cheers...

i likeeeee this posssssttttt! what type wud i be?

I think you pretty much captured everykind.I can stand every type, except the knife in the back kind. I think they shouldnt even fall into the friends category

I think you pretty much captured everykind.I can stand every type, except the knife in the back kind. I think they shouldnt even fall into the friends category

Good analysis on different kinds of mates.

u know wut..I dun hv many friends. I hv many acquaintances tho :)

I used to think that everyone I met was a FRIEND, until I realised that not everyone can BE a Friend.


Hey Arv: Yes friends do play a very important role, especially when we stay away from home

Utopia: Which type do you want to be? I'v put up all the categories here. You say or come up with a whole new classification of your own :P

Anu: Its the knife in the back type who make us appreciate who are our real friends are

Keshi: I also have alot of acquaintances, and also quite a few friends, and among them very few close friends

I hope i am what I think I am :)

Snoopy kinds: the ones who just cal you for information or gossip.

Real nice kinds: Who love you any which ways and don't need a reason to call you

Pseudo Intellectuals: the kinds who think they know EVERYTHING!

he he .. now temme where do i stand?

Adi: What kind do you think you are :P

Rach: You fall definitely in the "Daredevil category" (Remember the night of the alumni reunion) interalia :P

hey--loved this post of yours.You have classified so aptly.Sometimes a 'friend' fits into two or more categories :) And then you start wondering if they are worth the trouble.
Preeti (just a mother of two)

PS: Well, not all of them are bad. And some times, as I realized I myself fall in some of them at different times with different people

I wonder... when they say that a husband must also be a good friend.... I wonder where he fits in...

They fall into a category by themselves Arjun - The "Best Friend/ Hubby" category - cannot be taken by any other :)

Was bloghopping n landed here!!!
Very nice post!!!

Yeah! and i believe there's a category! who're just friends! nothing more n nothing less, and they do have the shades of every trait you've described, they know you inside out, don't demand n keep breathing down your neck abt their presence or their whatabouts of life, they do have a way of being with you, excatly when u remember them!!!

EVerything considered! they make life beautiful!!!

My Musings: Welcome :)

The category you described, I would say falls into the Friends Forever category :)

Great great post!!! I think I have one in each category! :)

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