Are you over protective of your friends?

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Are you over protective of your friends?

  1. Oh yes...

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  2. not really, no...

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  3. At times if they cant defend themselves for some reason...

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  4. Im protective but no OVERLY so...

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  1. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    Do you see yourself as being over protective of your close friends?? :unsure:
    I know i am....and sometimes it can end badly.

    Just want to know what you guys think...
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Do you mean smothering? Or over protective when it came to defending them if someone was hurting them? Or do you mean over protective as in- if they were doing something abhorrent, you'd still support them to the last breath?
    Or do you mean if they were feeling on edge, you'd feel you have to save them, while sacrificing/hurting yourself?
  3. Failure_By_Design

    Failure_By_Design Account Closed

    My guy friends are very protective of me. They have openly said they want to meet anyone I think about dating so they can approve. Also, if I get hit on, and they are around they will do everything in their power to make sure the guy doesn't try anything. So, I'm not overly protective, but I'm over protected.
  4. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    I mean everything you just said and more lol....its really an open ended question isnt it? O_O
  5. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    Well thats good that you have such close friends that they want to do that for you :hug:
  6. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I'm not.

    Overbearing people are pretty high on the creepometer for me so I don't do it to others in consideration of that.
  7. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    :laugh: Creepometer? hahaha
  8. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    yes i am, I'm more protective of my friends than i would be of my family at times. I see friends as life long commitments, and people you would do anything for, otherwise why are you friends with them?
    Just my opinion
  9. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    I'd say i'm protective but not really overy protective (admittedly sometimes i have been) I'm only really protective of my very close friends, out of all my friends theres probably about 5 of them that i'm really protective of (2 in particular) and i have a few friends who are VERY protective of me.
  10. Failure_By_Design

    Failure_By_Design Account Closed

    While it's nice, It just makes me lie to them more, just so I can try to make my own decisions. Also, I've always been a rebel I guess haha, if I'm told not to do something i wanna do it even more.
  11. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    Me too hahah :biggrin:
  12. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say i am over protective. But very protective, yes.

    At the end of the day, there is only so much you can do to protect anyway.
  13. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I only have a couple of friends in real life and they live thousands of miles away.. But i support them 100%..If I had the money I would be there for them anytime they needed me..
  14. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    Not overly protective, but very protective. I don't have very many true friends and those I have mean a lot, of course I want them the best
  15. Perfect Melancholy

    Perfect Melancholy SF Friend

    Those I care for I am yes sorry I cannot help it, mess with my friends and you will hear from me. LOL I sound well hard there don't I anyone would think I was hard, I really am not. I just do not like people upsetting those I care about:mellow:
  16. Madam Mim

    Madam Mim Well-Known Member

    I'm protective of my friends, and family too I suppose, but I wouldn't say I'm overly protective (or maybe I'm kidding myself). If I commit myself to someone as a friend then I will do anything I can to make them happy, often at the risk and detriment of my own happiness. As a result, it is devastating when they abandon me, which invariably happens.

    My best friend has recently become particularly protective of me, possibly overly so, and while I recognise that this is probably not a good thing, it's so nice to have someone actually care about me as much as I care about them.

  17. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    I think blind loyalty to anyone/anything is dangerous. I suppose this is why I don't have any close friends and might put people off getting close to me, because I am clear: if you're annoying me/triggering me/talking out of your arse or crossing the line with other people- I will leave, or tell you what's going on- see about any resolution- if there is none, I will go. It's simple as. Being a cowardly liar when it comes to relationships is something that causes me so much distress I start getting suicidal even being in the relationship for long- I'm not joking. That's why, I feel better off on my own. When it comes to my family tho' things get messy for me, and I'm sorting that out. :smile:
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