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Have you ever encountered "needy friends"? That is friends who were desperate for your friendship

Yes, all the time
3(9.1%)
Yes, now and then
16(48.5%)
Once or twice in my lifetime
10(30.3%)
No, never
4(12.1%)
Other, which I'll comment with, or not
0(0.0%)

Needy friends: a good or bad thing?

I love 'em!
0(0.0%)
I sorta like 'em
1(3.0%)
I'm sympathetic to them, to a point
20(60.6%)
I'm completely sympathetic to them
0(0.0%)
I don't like them much
8(24.2%)
I steer well clear
3(9.1%)
Other, which I'll comment with, or not
1(3.0%)

At what point does a friend go from just that, to being a "needy friend"?

Is it possible that society's becoming more insular, and needy friends are actually people misdiagnosed who are just trying to be friendly?

Yes, absolutely
0(0.0%)
Yes, perhaps
13(43.3%)
No, not really
11(36.7%)
No, not at all
3(10.0%)
Other, which I'll comment about, or not
3(10.0%)

What poll question would you ask about needy friends?



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I made a boo boo there. What I should have said was: I find myself being wary of unintentionally imitating friends, on a similar level to that you said in the latter paragraph - it's a sort of "damned if you, and damned if you don't" situation though.

It's a fine line I guess, because friends share interests, and sometimes those interests get "pimped" between friends - that's part of what having friends is about, in that you grow from having them, I guess? Imitating every aspect though obviously oversteps that line though; I'm thinking on similar lines, where people start to dress the same as you, imitate you physically etc.

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