Summary: The psychological explanations behind the behavior of friends you hate

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  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 12 January

Query: We all have that one friend who is the egoist in the group or who tends to flake out on commitments as if it were an impulse. I would like to explore the psychological explanations for each one. How are these connected to learned traits or core beliefs, perhaps, that shaped them to be this way? The four traits I’d want to focus on:

  1. Flakers
  2. Egoists
  3. Know-it-alls
  4. High-maintenance qualities

Please provide a brief psychological explanation for each one. The goal would illicit the reaction of ‘Oh, that makes sense now!’ to the reader. Just a few sentences would suffice.

Requirements: Licensed mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, behavioral scientists, therapists, and others in related fields)

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