39 Signs That You Are in a Toxic Friendship

We all cherish those moments with our friends that are filled with laughter, late-night chats, and memories that stick to our hearts like gum to a shoe. Yet, sometimes, we find ourselves entangled in relationships that do just the opposite.

They drain our energy, trample our boundaries, and leave us feeling less than we are. It’s a tough pill to swallow, I know. But where do you draw the line between a rough patch and a relationship that’s downright poisonous to your peace of mind?

Read on! The truths you uncover may be uncomfortable, but they can also be the exact thing you need to foster more meaningful, positive connections in your life.

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They Disrespect Your Boundaries Repeatedly and Without Remorse

Boundaries are the personal limits we set to protect our well-being. When someone habitually disrespects these boundaries, it’s a glaring red flag that the friendship is toxic.

A friend who disregards your “no” or intrudes on your personal space without caring about your comfort is showing a lack of respect.

  • Ignoring requests for alone time.
  • Using your possessions without permission.
  • Insisting on discussing topics you’ve marked as off-limits.

In a healthy friendship, boundaries are discussed, understood, and upheld. When they aren’t, it can lead to emotional burnout and even resentment.

Over time, this erosion of respect can chip away at your mental well-being, as a friend who does not respect your limits is likely not taking your feelings and personal needs into account.

They Manipulate You to Get What They Want

At the core of manipulation is an attempt to control another person’s actions or emotions for one’s benefit. Manipulative friends can be masters of emotional puppetry, pulling strings to coerce you into doing things against your better judgment.

They might guilt-trip you by saying, “You’d do this if you really cared about me,” pushing you into a corner where saying “no” feels like a betrayal of friendship.

A manipulative friend often exploits your goodwill and can seriously impact your mental and emotional well-being. Being aware of these red flags can help in taking steps to protect yourself.

They Gaslight You, Making You Doubt Your Own Perceptions and Sanity

Gaslighting is a cunning form of psychological manipulation where one person makes another question their memories, perception, or sanity. They tend to flip the script, often accusing you of overreacting or being too sensitive.

  • Telling you events didn’t occur when you remember them clearly.
  • Suggesting your emotions are overreactions or entirely unfounded.
  • Discrediting your memory to others sowing seeds of doubt.

Over time, this could lead you to distrust your memory and question your reactions to situations, altering your perception of reality.

Protective measures might involve setting clear boundaries and, if necessary, spending less time with the friend in question—or even ending the friendship if the behavior doesn’t change.

They Exhibit Controlling Behaviors Over Your Choices

When a friend wants to call the shots in your life, it can feel stifling. Their need to control can stretch from what you wear to who you date, often cloaking it as just ‘looking out’ for you.

It’s one thing to offer advice, but another to expect compliance. This corrosive trait can strip away your independence, leaving you to second-guess even the smallest of choices.

Why do they do it? Control is a way to exert power, and this behavior can take root from their own insecurities or desire for dominance.

It manifests in ways such as:

  • Imposing their opinions as the only correct ones.
  • Making decisions on your behalf without consent.
  • Criticizing choices that don’t align with their views.

If you notice a pattern where your friend is trying to mold your life to fit their narrative, it could be time to reevaluate the balance of power in the relationship and consider having a serious discussion or seeking distance.

They Use Your Past Against You

We all have chapters in our lives we’re not proud of, and a true friend should be somebody who knows your history but doesn’t use it as ammunition.

Here’s what you might notice:

  • Old failures are brought up during unrelated conflicts.
  • Private insecurities are mentioned in public settings.
  • Past instances are repeatedly used to label or judge you.

A friend who respects you will help you leave the past behind, not chain you to it. It may be important to set clear limits on what parts of your history are open for discussion and firmly remind your friends when they are overstepping.

They Spread Rumors or Share Your Secrets With Others

 When a friend betrays trust and starts to casually share your secrets, it’s a deep-cutting sign of toxicity. Beyond the immediate embarrassment or hurt, such betrayal can have ripple effects, damaging other relationships and your reputation.

What does this breach of trust look like?

  • Private conversations become public knowledge without your consent.
  • Discovering details you entrusted to a friend being discussed behind your back.
  • Deliberately share misinformation to damage your standing with others.

Rebuilding trust after such betrayals is not only difficult; sometimes, it’s impossible. The decision to forgive or walk away rests on the foundations of respect and the ability to rebuild what was broken. If the pattern is repeated, it may be time to protect yourself by moving on.

They Constantly Criticize You, Often Without Merit

Criticism, when constructive and coming from a good place, can be a valuable tool for personal growth. However, when a friend constantly criticizes you for no valid reason, it can feel less like helpful advice and more like an assault on your self-esteem.

Imagine working hard to achieve something, only to have your friend immediately point out flaws without acknowledging your effort. Not only is this hurtful, but it can also create an environment where you’re always on edge, trying to avoid the next round of needless critiques.

In such situations, it might be necessary to draw a line. You can choose to confront them about their behavior, and if the pattern continues despite this, it may be time to re-evaluate the role they play in your life.

They Make You Feel Like You Can’t Be Yourself Around Them

If being around them means suppressing parts of who you are, it might be because they’ve made it clear—through comments, expressions, or dismissals—that the real you isn’t quite up to snuff.

  • Your opinions are met with eye rolls or sarcasm.
  • Your interests and hobbies are trivialized or mocked.
  • Your personality traits are treated as flaws rather than embraced.

This behavior chips away at the authenticity of your self-expression and your comfort in being your true self. Friendships should be about acceptance and mutual respect, not fitting into a mold someone else has designed for you.

They Dismiss Your Feelings or Experiences as Unimportant

When you’re excited or upset about something significant in your life, friends should be your go-to people for sharing those emotions. But what if your friend brushes off these moments as if they’re nothing? Not being taken seriously can leave you feeling small and unsupported.

  • When you’re excited about something important, and they show no interest.
  • When you’re upset, and they tell you to “just get over it.”
  • When your experiences are met with indifference or skepticism.

It sends the message that your emotional world isn’t worth attention, which is far from the truth. Your emotions and experiences deserve recognition, and being made to feel insignificant is not a component of a healthy friendship.

They Make You Feel Guilty for Spending Time With Others

Guilt is a tool often used by toxic friends to bind you closer to them, at the expense of other relationships and your autonomy. If you’re feeling guilty for spending time with family, and other friends, or even for enjoying some alone time, it’s important to ask yourself why.

  • Guilt-tripping can often manifest as passive comments: “Oh, you’re busy with them again?”
  • They might imply that your relationship with them should always be prioritized.
  • After hanging out with others, you may be faced with the cold shoulder or moody behavior.

Such emotional manipulation can make you second-guess the normalcy of having a social circle outside of this one friendship.

Remind your friends that your time with others doesn’t diminish your friendship with them. If this issue persists despite attempts to resolve it, setting firmer boundaries—or reevaluating the friendship altogether—may be necessary for your well-being.

They Take More Than They Give in the Relationship

Every friendship should have a balance of give and take, but if you find yourself constantly on the giving end, the relationship might have turned unsustainably one-sided.

Reflect on the balance of the friendship:

  • Are you always the one offering support without receiving any in return?
  • Do you find yourself making sacrifices while they only take?
  • Does the phrase “it’s always about them” echo in your mind after your interactions?

Keeping score isn’t the goal of friendship, but there should be a sense of mutual investment. If you feel more like a resource than a friend, it may be time to assess the equity of the relationship.

They Make Fun of You Under the Guise of “Just Joking”

A friend’s joke at your expense might get a laugh in the moment, but when this becomes habitual, it’s no laughing matter. It’s a subtle jab masked in humor, and over time, it can feel derogatory and demeaning.

Imagine encountering these scenarios:

  • You’re frequently the butt of the joke in social gatherings.
  • When you express discomfort, you’re accused of being too sensitive.
  • Your protests are disregarded, and the behavior persists.

While banter is part of many friendships, when the humor is always at your expense, it’s a red flag that should not be ignored. Let them know that their “jokes” are not funny to you, and true respect in a friendship means recognizing and respecting what hurts you.

They Hardly Ever Offer Genuine Apologies When They’ve Hurt You

A sincere apology can go a long way in healing the hurt caused by a friend’s actions or words. However, a toxic friend might apologize reluctantly, insincerely, or not at all.

What you might observe is:

  • Non-apologies like “I’m sorry you feel that way” that shift the blame to you.
  • Deflections that turn the tables and make you out to be the one at fault.
  • A cycle of repeating hurtful behavior without learning from past mistakes.

Apologies matter. They’re the bridge to forgiveness and moving forward. An absent or insincere apology doesn’t just leave a wound open; it questions the very foundation of trust and respect in the friendship.

They Drain Your Energy and Leave You Feeling Exhausted

Interactions with a friend should leave you recharged, not depleted. If you find yourself needing time to recover after spending time with them or you’re avoiding their calls because it’s just too much, these are red flags. 

Pay attention to your energy levels; a toxic friend may be an emotional vampire who leaves you feeling like you have nothing left to give.

A healthy friendship should feel like a two-way street, not a marathon. It’s important to prioritize self-care and set limits on the time and energy you’re willing to invest in such friendships. No relationship should cost you your peace of mind.

They Belittle Your Achievements or Dreams

Isn’t it the best feeling when you reach a goal or make strides toward your dreams? Well, it should be, except when a ‘friend’ downplays your hard work or chuckles at your ambitions.

Imagine pouring your heart into a project, and just when you’re ready to share your triumph, your friend responds with a dismissive “That’s it?” or “I don’t see what the big deal is.”

Ouch. Whether they realize it or not, they’re dismissing the very things that make you, well, you.

Surround yourself with people who clap when you win and push you toward greatness—not those who question your ability to reach for the stars. After all, real friends are supposed to be your cheerleaders.

They’re Often Jealous or Competitive, Rather Than Happy for Your Successes

A person who is frequently envious or sees your successes as a threat to their own worth is definitely not your friend.

Picture sharing the news of a promotion; instead of congratulations, you receive a half-hearted “That’s nice” or a pointed “Must be nice to get rewards for just showing up,” suggesting your achievements are undeserved.

Healthy competition can spur growth, but when it breeds resentment, it becomes poison to the friendship. True friends shine together; they don’t cast shadows on each other’s moments in the sun.

They Lack Empathy When You’re Going Through Tough Times

Everyone goes through rough patches—and during those times, more than ever, we need a shoulder to lean on. Empathy is the warm blanket that friends wrap around us when the chill of life’s hardships hits.

Now picture this: You’re sharing a personal struggle over coffee, seeking some solace or even just a listening ear, but instead of comfort, you’re met with cold indifference or a quick change of subject back to their issues.

When they can’t (or won’t) put themselves in your shoes or offer any sort of compassion, it can feel like you’re talking to a brick wall instead of a friend. True friends empathize; they don’t leave you out in the cold.

They Show a Pattern of Dishonesty and Lying

Let’s talk straight: trust is the backbone of any relationship, friendship included. But what if that trust is shaken by lies—not just a single fib, but a whole pattern of untruths?

It starts small. Maybe you catch them bending the truth about why they were late to your hangout. Then it escalates: lies about who they were with, where they’ve been, or even worse, they start spinning tales about you.

Addressing this head-on is tough but necessary. Because, in the end, a friendship without honesty is like a house built on sand— eventually, everything will come crashing down.

They Use Passive-Aggressive Tactics When Upset

Dealing with a friend who slides into passive-aggressive behaviors when they’re upset can feel like trying to decode a secret message. They might not come out and say what’s bothering them directly.

Instead, they leave little clues in a huff or a cold shoulder. Maybe they ‘forget’ your coffee order, or they’re always ‘just joking’ after a sharp comment, leaving you second-guessing the situation.

Encourage open, honest communication—let them know you’re there to listen and resolve issues, not to play guessing games. A friend should say what they mean and mean what they say.

They Cross the Line With Physical or Emotional Hostility

Friendships should be safe spaces, free from fear. So if there’s a moment when a friend’s behavior makes you feel threatened, it’s crossed into hostility. This behavior is a glaring red flag that shouldn’t be ignored.

  • Overt intimidation, such as getting in your personal space during an argument.
  • Verbal attacks that go beyond friendly teasing into personal and hurtful jabs.
  • An escalation in their temper that makes you feel unsafe or on constant edge.

If you’re on the receiving end, it’s important to state that this behavior is not okay and set clear boundaries. Your safety should come first, always. And don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you’re concerned about your safety.

They Gossip or Speak Negatively About Others—and Likely You

We’ve all been there, in those moments when a friend leans in and starts dishing the latest gossip. While it might seem harmless at first, if this is their go-to conversation, it’s a red flag.

If they’re always talking smack about others, chances are you’re not exempt when you’re not around. The adage “they’ll do it with you, they’ll do it to you” is frequently true

Imagine sitting at that cafe, hearing them tear apart another friend’s choices—it doesn’t sit right, does it? It leaves you wondering what words are spun about you when your back is turned.

Remember: True friends focus on lifting each other up, not tearing others down. A supportive social circle isn’t built on the shaky ground of gossip but rather on mutual respect and kindness.

They Pressure You to Do Things That Make You Uncomfortable

We all want to be the kind of friend who’s up for anything. But what if a friend pushes you into situations that just don’t feel right?

Maybe they’re egging you on to skip a class or to stay out late when you’ve got a big day ahead. They might say something like, “Come on, don’t be such a bore!” Meanwhile, you’re left feeling uneasy because you’re not sticking to your guns.

A good friend will respect your choices, even if they’re different from their own. Good friendships are about feeling safe and supported, not pressured or uncomfortable.

They Turn Your Other Friends or Family Against You

Friendship isn’t just about two people; it’s about respecting each other’s wider circle of loved ones. But what if you notice your friends or family starting to see you differently based on whispers from your so-called pal?

  • They might drop subtle hints that create doubts among your friends and family.
  • They could be spreading exaggerated stories that lead to misunderstandings.

It’s heartbreaking, sure, but it’s also a wake-up call.

Talk to those you trust, clear the air, and find out where these stories are coming from. Then, it’s time for a serious chat with the friend causing the drama. If they can’t own up and make it right, it might be time to cut the cord.

They Brush Off Your Concerns When You Try to Address Issues

You’re sitting down with your friend to talk about something that’s bugging you in the relationship. But instead of listening, they’re scrolling through their phone, eyes glazing over.

Not cool.

This dismissal can take many forms:

  • They might change the subject or laugh it off as if you’re making a fuss over nothing.
  • They avoid serious conversations about your relationship, making it impossible to resolve anything.
  • They may even accuse you of being too sensitive, turning the issue back on you.

Everyone’s feelings deserve respect. If you’re not getting that, it’s a red flag waving in the wind, telling you that this friendship might not be the supportive two-way street it should be.

They Blame You for Their Unhappiness or Failures

A toxic friend might often play the blame game, pointing the finger at you for the things that go wrong in their life. They had a lousy workweek, and somehow it’s because you didn’t pick up their call that one time.

Remember that you are not responsible for someone else’s happiness or success. Each person must take ownership of their feelings and actions—a lesson a blaming friend might need to learn.

They Don’t Respect Your Time, Often Arriving Late or Not at All

A friend who consistently shows up late or cancels last minute doesn’t value your time – and that’s a problem. It’s as if they’re saying that whatever they were doing is more important than meeting you when they said they would.

Let’s lay it out:

  • You’re left waiting alone at a restaurant because they ‘lost track of time’ again.
  • Plans are often canceled with the flimsiest of excuses, leaving you to rearrange your day.
  • Their habitual tardiness or absence shows a pattern of disregard for the commitment they’ve made to you.

Everyone deserves friends who make showing up a priority. If someone can’t offer you this basic respect, it might be time to clock out of this friendship.

They Show Little Interest in Your Life Unless It Pertains to Them

Is it always about them? When you’re sharing news about your life, do their eyes glaze over until it circles back to something affecting them directly?

A friendship should be a two-way street, where both people take a genuine interest in each other’s lives.

  • Think about your last few conversations; did they ask about your day, or was it all about theirs?
  • Recall a time you achieved something significant; was their response supportive or dismissive unless it had implications for them?
  • Consider how often they reach out; is it only when they need something?

If you notice an imbalance in interest, it may indicate a need to reevaluate the depth and reciprocation of the friendship.

They Have a Pattern of Engaging in Risky or Harmful Behaviors

It’s no fun playing the part of the worried parent to a friend who’s always engaging in risky business. Whether it’s reckless driving, overspending, or any kind of behavior that screams ‘bad news,’ it can be nerve-wracking to be around.

Think about the times you’ve felt uncomfortable with their choices:

  • That gut-wrenching feeling when they go too far, but they just laugh it off.
  • The exhaustion from worrying about the potential consequences of their actions.
  • The stress of considering how their behavior might impact you or drag you into trouble.

Friendship shouldn’t mean having to brace for the next crisis constantly. Protecting your well-being is crucial, even if that means stepping back from the chaos.

They Often Play the Victim to Avoid Accountability

What about the friend who always seems to have an excuse, or worse, turns the situation around to make it seem like everything is happening ‘to them’? This perpetual victimhood is a manipulation tactic that not only dodges responsibility but also seeks undeserved sympathy.

  • They might mess up but then tell a story where they’re the one who was wronged.
  • Even when it’s clear they’re at fault, they somehow twist the tale to garner pity.
  • They almost never admit mistakes, preferring to blame circumstances or other people.

Acknowledging mistakes is a sign of maturity and integrity. If a friend constantly avoids taking responsibility, it’s a sign that they’re not willing to engage in the honesty necessary for a healthy friendship.

They Thrive on Drama and Create It Intentionally

Some individuals have a penchant for drama and may even find ways to create it, thriving on the chaos it generates. And if that’s your friend, you’ve probably noticed how exhausting it can be. 

  • Every outing or encounter seems to have an element of conflict or controversy.
  • They gossip, provoke arguments, or exaggerate situations to stir up trouble.
  • There’s a sense that without drama, they wouldn’t know how to interact.

A peaceful and drama-free life is much more conducive to happiness. It’s worth speaking up about your need for calm or distance yourself if the drama becomes too much.

They Put You Down in Front of Others

There’s nothing fun about being the punchline of a joke, especially when it’s in front of a crowd. It’s even worse when it’s done by someone who’s supposed to have your back.

Pay attention to the following:

  • Is it a rare slip, or does it happen every time you’re out together?
  • Are they light-hearted teases, or are they cutting remarks that make you feel small?
  • Does your friend apologize, or do they defend their behavior as ‘just being honest’ or ‘just kidding’?

Humor and teasing can be part of a strong friendship, but not when it’s at the expense of your self-esteem. Public humiliation is not something you should have to endure for the sake of friendship.

They Copy Your Ideas and Take Credit for Them

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but not when your friend takes your ideas and passes them off as their own. Whether in school, at work, or in creative ventures, having your ideas snatched away can be deeply frustrating.

  • At work, they might present your joint ideas as solely their effort during meetings.
  • Socially, they could pass off your creative projects or insights without acknowledging your contributions.

Knowing your worth and the value of your ideas is important. Direct conversation about intellectual honesty may resolve the issue, but safeguarding your creative space is crucial if the pattern persists.

They Do Things on Purpose to Make You Upset

Dealing with someone who seems to push your buttons for sport can be stressful. If it feels like your friend intentionally provokes you, know that this toxic behavior is known as “baiting.”

Say your friend knows you’re sensitive about a particular subject, yet they repeatedly make blunt or insensitive remarks about it. When you get upset, they might accuse you of overreacting, further invalidating your emotions.

Engaging openly and honestly about how these actions affect you is crucial. But remember, repeatedly hurting someone for reactions is not characteristic of a true friend.

They Have a History of Toxic Relationship

Sometimes the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If your friend has a track record of tumultuous friendships and fallouts, it might be indicative of their approach to relationships.

Of course, it’s fair to give people the benefit of the doubt, but a pattern is worth paying attention to.

  • Look at the context of their past friendships: Is there always drama, betrayal, or a ‘crazy ex-friend’ story?
  • Assess how they speak about others and confront conflicts: Are they dismissive or derogatory?
  • Consider the implications for your relationship: Do the same issues seem to crop up between you two?

If your friend seems to attract and create conflict wherever they go, their behavior may not change without significant, conscious effort on their part.

They Invite Themselves to Your Weekend Getaway With Your Partner

Boundaries, please!

When planning some quality time with your significant other, the last thing you want is your bestie crashing the party. A friend who just assumes it’s okay to tag along on intimate or private plans is overstepping big time.

  • Track how often your friend imposes on your personal space or special occasions.
  • Assess how you feel about it: Are you too polite to say no, even though it bothers you?
  • Consider the appropriateness: Would they be okay with you doing the same?

You have the right to set boundaries around your private life. If a friend can’t respect these, they’re not showing regard for your personal requirements or respect for your other relationships.

They Force You to Lie or Keep Secrets to Protect Them

Being asked to cover for a friend once in a blue moon might be okay, but if lying becomes the norm, it can put you in an uncomfortable—and potentially damaging—position.

  • The pressure to conform to their narrative can cause internal conflict and stress, especially if it involves deceit towards people you care about.
  • The trust within the friendship becomes one-sided, as you’re expected to protect them at the expense of your truthfulness.

Honesty is at the heart of any real friendship. If being honest means losing them, it might be a loss worth considering.

They Don’t Bring Out the Best in You

The people we choose to spend our time with can influence our behaviors, habits, and ultimately, the type of person we become. If someone in your life consistently brings out qualities in you that you don’t like, it’s a sign that the dynamic may not be healthy.

  • Are you more impatient, angrier, or more insecure when you’re with them?
  • How do you view yourself after interactions with this friend?
  • Are these feelings and behaviors sticking with you even when you’re not around them?

Your well-being is important, and the company you keep should contribute positively to your sense of self.

You Feel Like You’re Constantly Being Tested

There’s a heavy feeling that comes with the sense that every move you make, every word you say, is being evaluated by a friend. Friendship isn’t a game show where you should constantly prove your worth. 

  • Are you asked to choose between them and another friend to show where your loyalty lies?
  • Do they set up situations to test if you’ll gossip or react in a certain way, leaving you second-guessing their motives?

True friendship doesn’t involve a scorecard or endless trials—rather, it’s built on a foundation of trust, not perpetual doubt.

Your Intuition Tells You That Something Is Wrong

That gut feeling? It’s more insightful than we often give it credit for. When you sense that something’s not quite right with a friend—even if you can’t put your finger on what—it’s important to listen to that inner voice.

Take a moment to think about these things:

  • Do you find yourself justifying their behavior to others or even to yourself?
  • Does being around them leave you with a pang of unease or discomfort that you can’t shake off?
  • Are you dismissing signs of toxicity because the thought of confrontation is too distressing?

Your intuition acts like an internal alarm system. If it’s ringing, don’t silence it. Take a step back and view your friendship from a different angle. You might find clarity that leads to a decision you’ve been putting off.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my friend doesn’t see the friendship as toxic?

It’s possible that your friend may not acknowledge or realize the toxic behaviors.

You can try to make them aware by providing specific examples of their actions and explaining how they make you feel. If they still do not see the issue or refuse to change, you may need to assess whether the friendship is beneficial to you.

Can a toxic friendship be saved?

In some cases, if both parties are willing to work on the issues and communicate openly, a toxic friendship can be transformed into a healthy one.

It often requires effort, such as setting boundaries, having honest discussions, and possibly seeking help from a counselor or therapist.

How do I end a toxic friendship?

Ending a toxic friendship should be done respectfully and firmly. Communicate your decision clearly, explaining why the relationship is no longer healthy for you. Afterward, take steps to distance yourself and seek support from other friends or family.

Is it normal to miss a friend after ending a toxic friendship?

Absolutely. It’s normal to grieve the loss of any friendship, even a toxic one. Allow yourself to feel those emotions, but remember the reasons why the relationship needed to end for the sake of your well-being.

Final Thoughts

Change is tough, and so is coming to terms with the fact that not all friendships are meant to last forever. Letting go of a toxic friend can be confusing and sad, but it’s also a way of looking out for yourself. You’re not responsible for fixing others, especially at the cost of your happiness.

Realize that it’s perfectly okay to put yourself first—to seek out spaces and people that allow you to feel safe, heard, and loved. After all, the quality of your friendships often reflects the quality of your life.

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Clariza is a passionate writer and editor who firmly believes that words have great power. She has a degree in BS Psychology, which gives her an in-depth understanding of the complexities of human behavior. As a woman of science and art, she fused her love for both fields in crafting insightful articles on lifestyle, mental health, and social justice to inspire others and advocate for change. In her leisure time, you can find her sitting in the corner of her favorite coffee shop downtown, deeply immersed in her bubble of thoughts. Being an art enthusiast that she is, she finds bliss in exploring the rich world of fiction writing and diverse art forms.