The 40 Types of Friends Every Woman Has
Women are unlike men, in so many ways. But what both the sexes have in common is the fact that both of them have friends. That is where this similarity ends. While guys have buddies that are more or less the same, women have more types of friends than they can handle. And that sucks. After all, who is going to keep track of all of them? But this can be both a boon and a bane.
Friendships take a lot of work. Sometimes that is simply not possible. That being said, we put up a list of 40 types of friends every woman has –
1. The Perennial Underminer
This is so true. All of us have a pal like this in our lives. This is the so-called friend who goes out of her way to undermine everything you say and do. Whether it’s something as seemingly innocent, she has a verbal jab at everything good around you. She is always present to personally sabotage your life.
2. Ms. Penelope
If you watch Saturday Night Live or SNL, you’ll know what we mean. The character is brilliantly portrayed by Kristen Wiig. She relentlessly pursues the agendas of everyone around her. You got a raise? Or her bosom is way bigger than yours. She is also a Ms. Know-it-all type.
3. The Copycat
She is a spitting mirror image of you. Having similar tastes often makes a friendship go ’round, but there’s always that one friend that takes it a step further and straight-up copies the exact items you buy. If you spend a lot of time together, this can get highly irritating and awkward. But remember one thing for sure, two twenty-something girls in matching outfits is not cute. Her friendship also makes you realize whether you have an irritating personality or not.
4. The Ride or Die Friend
This is the friend in your life who’s always there when the going gets tough. She is always prepared with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, just in case. She’s also the friend who will wholeheartedly agree with you, whether you are right or wrong. Be it the guy who dumped you or your boss is totally unreasonable, or that huge fight you had with your sister, she supports you in every decision you made.
5. The Party Girl
This one is totally wild and crazy. You fluctuate between wanting to rage with her on Thursday nights and wanting to check her into rehab, this type of friend is fun for a bit, but a small dose goes a long way. After all, she knows what life is all about – booze and intercourse. But she’s a bad influence who will eventually rub on everybody if you don’t keep her in check.
6. The College Friend
There is always this friend who was your absolute bestie in college. But now, she is the one from whom you have grown apart. Whenever you are together though, you indulge in some serious nostalgia. You catch up with her from time to time. You choose the occasion of the college reunion to have the best time. You always wonder why you both don’t see each other more.
7. The Narcissist
“Me” is what matters to her. In fact, she should include me in her nickname, as this type of friend always has to be at the center of every conversation. And they always have this urge to be the center of attention. She turns every single conversation to talk about herself. She rarely asks what others are involved with. She often means no harm, but it’s still totally irksome and selfish.
8. Ms. Boy-Crazy
One of the girls in the group is always crazy about boys. Speaking of which, this is the type of friend every woman has who won’t stop obsessing about finding a boyfriend, meeting cute guys, or hooking up. She often plans outfits, nights out, and sometimes her entire social life around finding a male to partner up with. Blame it on her estrogen.
9. The Anti-Man Friend
She hates men like they are some germs that are extremely loathsome. Standing in opposition to the boy-crazy one is the anti-man friend. This is the girl who generally shows no interest in meeting someone or hooking up, and gets annoyed if guys start talking to you while you’re out with her. That’s her prerogative, but if you’re trying to find a wing-woman, she ain’t the person to hang out with.
10. The Pseudo-Intellectual
Statutory Warning – this girl is all pretense. This is your friend who only drinks Kombucha. She carries around David Foster Wallace hardcovers, and would never buy something that wasn’t locally crafted. And if you suggest an activity that doesn’t fit in with her so-called cultural ideals, then you are out of her core group. As if that even matters! Be patient, this fad will wear out.
11. The Butterfly
You have heard of the term, social butterfly, right? This is the friend whose social skills make her one. Her networking skills are what you greatly admire in her. She’s the one who’s perfectly comfortable going to a party alone and can strike up a conversation with anyone about anything. This is a great friend to learn from, although going out with her could mean alone time for you.
12. The Flake
She belongs to the group of people who can be labeled as fair-weather friends. Many of us know this type of friend all too well. You make plans, and she’s always either insanely late, or she totally bails. She cannot be counted on. But you have to carry her around because she is like a good talisman, who’s very lucky to the group.
13. The Perfect One
She plays by the book and lives in a perfect textbook style. Nothing bad ever happens to this one. She’s happily engaged or married, has everything that’s new and trendy. She lives in a real apartment, has a great family life and career, and pulls in loads of money. You would hate her if she wasn’t so damn nice!
14. Ms. Naysayer
The only word in her vocabulary is a big and fat NO. This is your friend who always disagrees with everything. Be it something good or bad, she has one answer to it. She is most often cynical and tries to find negative outcomes in any situation. The girl you bring to a party that you were looking forward to and she complains that the drinks are warm, the food is gross, the crowd is lame, and pretty much everything else, effectively killing the buzz for everyone around her. Another one you should avoid.
15. The Counselor
There is always a wise one in the pack. She is that friend, whom you prefer approaching when you need some solid advice. While most of the time it’s welcomed, the counselor also has a tendency to dole out her wisdom even when you don’t ask for it. Ask them not to be your grandmothers when they overdo it.
16. Ms. Whiner
There is one girl in the group who always has something to rant about, all the time. Her entire range of emotions circle around grumbling about anything she finds annoying. Be it her work, her boyfriend, her body, or her parents, she is always pissed with them. Even when you call her out on her whining, she just can’t help herself; this is just who she is. Different than the naysayer, this girl’s complaints are mostly about herself and her life, but it’s still totally annoying. Avoid her negatives and look at her positives.
17. The Clingy One
These kinds of friends have glue on them. This is the type of friend who cannot be left alone ever. They are extremely erratic with their behavior. Whether you’re out at a bar, at a friend’s birthday dinner, or at any social outing, she’s always up to something with her bestie, which is you. Take it as a compliment. She obviously feels comfortable with you and considers you her best friend.
18. The Birthday Queen
She is the party type, really. But the worst thing is she knows nothing else. All of us must confess that we have a friend, who no matter what age she’s turning organizes a birthday party for herself. The worst part is that expects her girlfriends to pay up for the party. This can get annoying because You rarely never get any food or drinks, and always end up spending a ton, and once we hit a certain age, it’s time to start treating if we want everyone to gather for our birthdays.
19. The Shopping Buddy
She will bring the entire shopping mart to home. Shopping with others can be an epic annoyance, but this friend is totally on your retail wavelength. She likes the same types of stores, isn’t on your tail the whole time, and isn’t ready to leave in four minutes flat. She is always bingeing on discount deals. But remember one thing, they are spendthrifts.
20. The Zen Mistress
She has one mantra for life and that’s meditation. This is the friend you go to when you’re having a panic attack or freaking out about pretty much anything in your life, and her mere presence calms you down and makes everything seem like it’s not so bad. She’s a gem of a person, forgets that she and the rest of the gang are humans, not Gods.
21. The Guilt-Tripper
She is someone who hates it when things do not go according to plan. Apparently, she has a nagging problem. She makes you feel bad every time you have to cancel plans or can’t make it to a gathering. Meanwhile, she often forgets about your birthday, or to ask about what’s new in your life. But she’s probably the one who will play the disciplinarian in the group.
22. The Gossip
This is the friend who has the sharpest of ears in the group. She knows everything that’s happening in town. When she’s not sleuthing around for news, she’s hanging with the gang. She lives for gossip and often trash-talks people you both know. While most of it is probably harmless, you should worry about what she says behind your back.
23. The Chronic Interrupter
You always have a friend who keeps on interrupting when you speak. It seems she was absent from etiquette school. She is always better at talking than she is at listening, that is a given. She has a habit of yakking over what you say, even before you finish your dialogue. It is obvious that her thoughts are just that much more important than yours. Don’t hang much around these girls for they could be self-centered.
24. Ms. Always Broke
She always wants to hang out with the gang, but everything you suggest is too expensive for her, always. When you go out for dinner or drinks, she always wants to split every single thing you order down to the penny. She is a miserly tipper. She never agrees to take a cab, even in freezing temperatures, saying that she enjoys walking. You always need to keep your wallet ready for this friend.
25. Ms. Delusional
This girl thinks that she has a legitimate claim to be the hottest girl in the room. Only that she is not making the situation even worse. She thinks every girl is jealous of her and claims she attracts guys like a magnet. Yet she can never seem to nail down a boyfriend. That is what you call some serious delusion.
26. Real Life Bridezilla
There are bridezillas who are over and over bridezillas. She is the type of friend who dictates every single detail about what you are allowed to wear to her wedding. She will hand you the details to everything like what you need to wear or the shoes you ought to don. She will dictate everything down to the nail polish color and hairstyle. If any stupid strand of hair is hanging out of your messy bun, it is going to ruin her wedding day.
27. Ms. Over-Planner
If somebody’s seriously obsessive, then it’s them. They are micro-managing and love to plan everything beforehand. This is that one type of friend who often can’t go with the flow and treats hanging out like a business meeting, down to the exact minute you meet up. In case you do not make it, they go berserk.
28. The Acquaintance
This one seems to be sure of knowing you the best. They even get extremely cozy, piercing the inner core of the gang. Yet, they are not as close as you presumed to be. Why? That’s because they never watch your back. When they meet you, they say, “Wow, hey! So good to see you, let’s grab a drink soon!” This is never going to happen because they won’t waste their money buying you a drink.
29. The Old-Money Friend
This type of friend is like a bad secret, or rather the bad egg of the lot. Not the most rotten one, but the one that might have the most probability of going bad. This is the girl in your group who’s always been rich, so she has no idea what it’s like to not have free-flowing money—and all the finer things that come along with it. She can often be heard bemoaning the fact that it’s so hard to find a good bag under $2,000, or that it rained the whole month she was in Saint Barths. This type of friend likely means no harm, she’s just not totally grounded and humble. When the time comes, they will make you eat your shit.
30. The Childhood Best Friend
Preserve them the most, because they matter the most. They are more precious than diamonds. This is your oldest friend. You may or may not still be close to her, but no matter what, she can play the “I’m your oldest friend” card, and she’ll be right. This can work to your advantage or against it, depending on the situation, but the fact that you share so much history with one person is pretty priceless. You do not want to write them off at any point in life, because they are ready to cut their arm for it.
31. The Girl You Can’t Shake Off
These are the stickiest of the lot. This is the friend from whom you’ve made multiple attempts to break away—maybe she’s annoying, maybe she’s self-involved, or maybe she’s a bragger—but you just can’t seem to rid yourself of her completely. She always finds some way to lure you back, often because her endearing qualities overshadow her negative ones. You need to control this attack dog, lest she bites you in the rear.
32. The Girl You Can’t Say ‘No’ To
Beware of her! She is the one who becomes pearly eyed every time she sees you. Don’t fall for it. She knows what she is doing. She always manages to convince you to do things for her that you’d rather not do. Whether it’s being her wing-woman at the douche bag of a bar in town or seeing a movie you so don’t want to see, this friend wields some kind of invisible, unstoppable power over you that you just can’t resist. That’s because you like her a lot and maybe admire her a lot. She’s totally your type.
33. The Compliment Fisher
Compliments are loved by everybody. We all do it occasionally, but there’s always that one friend that fishes for compliments like it’s her job. This girl always claims to think she’s out of tune but wants to hear the praise all the time. Not that she wants you to be judgemental about her, but yes she wants your positive feedback, all the time. Just give her the reassurance if she needs it. Otherwise, it will blow up her head.
34. The Wine Snob
Wine is her forte. She understands all about the Pinot Noirs, Cabernets and the Sauvignons. She swirls it in her mouth, sniffs, and sends back, often making a bit of a scene in front of waiters and waitresses, claiming to know the difference between every type of wine of the menu. This connoisseur buddy of yours also insists on doing the ordering, which means she often orders a $150 bottle for you to split whenever you go out.
35. The Food Snob
Just like the wine snob, there is always a food snob in a pack. She’s good-natured but can’t help showing off her gastronomically gifted skills to others. She has knowledge, make no mistake about that. But she needn’t flaunt it in front of others. She and the wine snob could be one and the same, or they could be two separate friends. Whenever you make plans to get dinner with this girl, she consistently suggests restaurants for the whole group. She could even have OCD about learning the menus.
36. The Chronic Social Media Buddy
You will find this pain-in-the-derriere buddy everywhere, in every social group. She’s always trying to impress the world, right from the convenience of her palm-top. Also, understand one thing clearly, she is the friend who never listens because she’s too busy proving to the virtual world that you guys are actually hanging out.
37. The Too-Insecure Friend
There is always a nervous rat in the pack. This is your friend who constantly needs to be reminded of how cute or cool she is. She often lets her lack of belief in herself negatively impact her social life, either commonly rejecting offers to come out, or being the girl at the party who gets way too drunk and dances on the table. It can go either way, really. In real life too, anything can happen. Out of their cowardice, they might chicken out on you.
38. The Near-To-Home Friend
She is the one who is a homebody and cannot think of leaving town. She will hang out with the group if she does not have to hitchhike out of the town. This kind of friend is the one who will only participate in social activities with you. That is if they are within inches from her house or office. If she has to travel to another neighborhood, borough, or town, she just won’t go. We can’t blame friends like that.
39. The At Work BFF
In this world, there are two types of work BFFs – the one that you are always tight with at work. But your relationship is always professional. The other one is available 24 X 7, no matter what. This type of friend is certainly not the one with whom you establish a real friendship and remain tight with long after you both leave the company. Both are great friends to have!
40. The Mom Buddy
This one is the one who is holier than thou. She is always telling you what to do and what not to. Just like Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series. We all have that one friend who’s always been the mom of the group. She is the one who acts extremely mature for her age. She playfully chides you for staying out too late, partying too much, or choosing the wrong guys. In short, she will make you take the guilt trip once in a while. You can always trust her if you do not love to cross the line