Many of us thought it would be a fad, but social media seems like it’s here to stay. To maintain a harmonious symbiosis between your real life and your virtual one, it’s important to shave off the scabs that make social media…bothersome. Here are five people who, if they’re bogging down your feed, you should unfriend asap.
The 5 Types of People You Should Unfriend on Social Media
1. Debby Downer
You know the one—the friend who is always complaining, always posting cryptic updates that beg for attention, and always has a pessimistic outlook on life.
You don’t have room for people like this in your life; they could suck the happiness right out of you. Go ahead and unfriend anyone on your feed who subsists on a steady diet of criticism, complaints, and negativity.
2. Anyone who makes you feel worse about yourself or your life
If you find yourself scrolling through your feed, harshly comparing ModelMegan’s perfect eyebrows to your gnarly ones, or AllHomesShouldLookLikeThis’s impeccably clean and decorated home to your cluttered and lived-in one, then stop. If you ever find yourself feeling worse about yourself or your life because of someone you are following on social media, unfriend them immediately.
3. The Total Fake
Unfortunately, so much of social media is made up of over-glamorized, over-edited, and over-exaggerated frames of life. What seems to be real life is often fake. If you’re following complete strangers whose lives seem too good to be true, they probably are. No one wakes up with smoky, smoldering eyes, flawless skin, and plump, pouty lips. Where are the eye boogers, the toxic morning breath, and pillow wrinkles? I’ll take real life over the fake stuff any day. #justwokeup
4. Ranting Randy
Some people just can’t help posting about politics and hot topics on social media. It’s a platform that just begs to be tap-danced on. But if you find yourself constantly annoyed by a particular friend’s rants, don’t feel bad about saying buh-bye. Individuals who go off on long-winded tirades and try to initiate heated debates clog up the Internet. Cut ties and your feed will feel much lighter.
5. Plain Old Weirdos
If someone on your social media account is giving off a weird vibe or making you feel uneasy, unfriend them immediately. In today’s world of cat fishing, hacking, and scamming, you have to be super careful about who you let into your virtual life. If you post photos and information about your family or your children, make sure your accounts are set to private. When accepting new friend requests, exercise caution. If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t worth it.