Dealing With a Self-Centred Friend

What do you do with a friend who always has to be the centre of attention?

You know that type. They’re good people, but somehow they find a way to turn every conversation into a discussion about themselves and their needs or struggles. You want to be friends with them, but their self-centeredness puts you off. So what’s the best approach?

You could ignore their annoying behaviour, but that’s not doing them any favours. The kindest approach is to be honest. Otherwise, they’ll never understand why people tend to avoid them.

The next time they hog the spotlight, say to them, “You know, I love being with you, but you tend to talk about yourself a lot. I know you’re not self-centred, but that’s how others may see you.” Don’t accuse them of being selfish, but help them understand the art of a balanced conversation.

If your friendship is strong, they’ll appreciate your honesty.

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