Cut It: 10 ‘Friends’ That Gotta Go!

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cut it friends that gotta go behind the schmile

You’re most likely reading Behind the Schmile..:) because you want to know my thoughts on self-development; well part of becoming a better version of yourself is having the right kinds of people around you, that means getting rid of those that don’t fit the bill. I am the QUEEN of cutting people off, or at least I used to be. In my short lifetime, I have learnt that cutting people off left right and centre is not the best way to go about life, but there are some people that REALLY gotta go. Despite this, there are also some people that you just need to be assertive with so don’t get too scissor happy!

*dance break*

The List:

1: Bandwagon Bola

This person doesn’t care about you, your grind or your hustle in the early stages but magically appears when the success starts flowing. They want to reap where they did not help to sow. Cut it.

2: Fault-Finding Fifi

There are two types in this category: the people who don’t have faith in anything you do and let you know and the people who don’t have faith in anything you do but stay quiet, showing passive support. It’s easy to be mistaken by the quiet few who don’t verbalise their negative thoughts, people who appear to remain neutral. But do not be fooled, if someone doesn’t support you, they might as well be sitting with the crowd that are against you. Relationships are meant to uplift you, don’t make time for bystanders.

3: Need-A-Favour Nevaeh (Heaven spelt backwards)

I don’t think I need to do too much explaining with this one, we’ve all come across enough of these kinds of people to know exactly who I’m talking about. I’m not referring to people that ask for favours everyone once in a while, everyone asks for favours; I’m talking about the people who ONLY ever acknowledge your existence when they need something from you.

4: Yes-Man Yemi

As tempting as it may be to hold onto them, these people need to be dropped, ASAP. Not only do they not help you progress, they most likely have a secret hatred for you.

5: Jealous Juanita

The ones that make snide comments about you, always secretly thinking about the things they wish they had instead of you; stop tolerating and ignoring it, you don’t need to wait for things to ‘pop off’ before you do something about them. Let go

6: Gossiping Gina

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, if they are gossiping to you, please believe they are also gossiping about you! Do not be fooled!

7: Wannabe Watermelondrea

You bought a jacket so she bought it too, two days later you guys have matching shoes, bags and even wigs! She gats to go! I don’t even have a legitimate reason as to why, I just have a funny feeling about that type, I see you nodding your head, let it go!

8: All-About-Me Adjoa

She manages to twist and turn everything to make her the focus. This person has a way of doing things for themselves but manipulating you into thinking it’s for you. They don’t care about you! Cut ties now!

9: Two-Faced Tolu

Two-Faced Tolu also splits into two sub-categories as is her nature. The first: she doesn’t mind being your friend, but not in public. Homegirl is embarrassed to be with you, probably because she’s living a double life and you don’t fit well into the fake persona she wishes to show the world. You deserve friends that appreciate and value you. The second: she acts completely different around everyone else, you never know what to expect when she’s out because she is a totally different person. You only signed up for one friendship… Say goodbye!

10: Lazy Laquisha

Be careful and strategic with this one. As someone with goals and dreams (I trust that you have these), you need to be surrounded by people with ambition that will motivate you, but that doesn’t mean you should just throw everyone else out. The closeness of your relationship should depend on how easily you are influenced- you don’t want to be influenced by the wrong people, but you shouldn’t eliminate good friends because they don’t motivate you if you can very easily motivate yourself. So this one is more of a precautionary snip, not a blunt cut.


11: Beyonce-Hating-Becky

No explanation needed.

beyonce girl bye


Tisha x


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  1. July 9, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Girl … we all can relate! I can not stand the wannabe. Cut it!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 9, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Haha i knew someone would get it! I get a strange feeling about them, gotta go! Thanks for reading 💙

  2. July 9, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    😂😂this was funny and very true at the same time!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 9, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!💙

  3. July 9, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Yep, I can definitely relate to people like this myself. I be cleaning house on my own “friends” list on Facebook……what is a “friend” anyhow? My “best friends” consists of an income and a pot of food that will last for days!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 9, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Haha i like that! Food that lasts for days is the best 😂thank you for reading 💙

  4. July 9, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Lol, I love this post, I too use to cut off people real quick. I later learned to observe and have acquaintances, before I called them friend. Great Post.

    • TishaKimiira
      July 9, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you for reading!💙Glad you enjoyed it x

  5. July 10, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Yes honey. Nobody likes a wannabe

    • TishaKimiira
      July 10, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you for reading💙

  6. July 10, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Yes honey! Everyone can relate to these! The key is recognizing and once you do, it’s “See You Later Sally” LOL

    • TishaKimiira
      July 10, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Haha love that! Thank you for reading luvie x

  7. July 10, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I’ve been cutting out of a lot of those Lazy Laquisha !!! I got too many dreams for a sleepy friend.

    • TishaKimiira
      July 10, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Yas girl! Thanks for reading 💙

  8. Tiffany
    July 11, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Girl! This was spot on and everyone knows a few of these for sure! Those names had me dying lol. Great read!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 11, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it luvie! Thank you for reading 💙

  9. July 12, 2017 / 4:12 am

    I had some gossiping Gina’s in my high school. Never trusted them and never will!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 12, 2017 / 8:14 am

      They’re the worst! Thank you for reading 💙

  10. July 12, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Loool, I love the alliterative names!

    • TishaKimiira
      July 12, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you for reading 💙💙💙

  11. July 12, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Love the names 😂 One that I have encountered: extremely distrustful. Not toward me per se, but everyone else. It made having other acquaintances difficult at times, and was also a huge hindrance in improving my depression (looking in retrospect).

    • TishaKimiira
      July 12, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Pleased to hear that it helped! Sometimes we don’t realise the impact good/bad that people can have on us until they are no longer in the picture. Thank you for reading!💙

  12. July 12, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    This was so funny and all the names were so cute lol very true though these people are very toxic. You won’t even notice how they’re draining you sometimes

    • TishaKimiira
      July 12, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Agreed! The effects a ‘friend’ has on you can be very subtle at first. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading 💙

  13. July 14, 2017 / 2:30 am

    I really cannot stand you for these names! But this post rounded em all up and tossed them all out. Yes. YES.

    • TishaKimiira
      July 14, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Gotta sift out the bad seeds 😂 glad you enjoyed it!💙

  14. July 22, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Laughing is healthy and you made me laugh today, thank you. Hihi, the Jealous Juanita is for sure a funny one because i can not relate to them. Jealous, for what ? Super, ilove your article

    • TishaKimiira
      July 22, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Haha it’s definitely more of a feminine issue 😂Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for reading!

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