Queen Bee or Wannabe: What’s Your Role in Your Friend Group?
Are you the Queen Bee that everyone buzzes through their phone when something needs someone in charge? Perhaps you’re better at roasting decisions rather than making them. We can feel the social anxiety spike in some of you who dread being targeted by anyone for anything.
This quiz pinpoints what role you play in your friend group. Of course, not everyone fills the same role in every single social setting, but psychology dictates that everyone defaults to a certain amigo archetype. This quiz covers hypothetical scenarios, real values, and an inward look at who you are and how many people have become your friend. Upon finishing your dive into this quiz, you’ll find out exactly what your role in a friend group is. While that may seem obvious now, we think many of you will be surprised by what the details unveil.
Much like workers in a beehive collaborate with different roles to develop the colony as a whole, friends bring different characteristics to the table. Many of our first friend groups consist of people we met at school or in our childhood neighborhood. As we get older, we often look for friends who have similar values to us.
The difference between a healthy friendship and a toxic one shares similar characteristics with romantic relationships. Strong friendships developed a sense of caring and understanding that isn't impeded by swift judgment on a friend's worst day. Research shows that human personalities are directly related to who one attracts. This means those in search of better friends might need to become a different person, or at least change negative traits they develop through life.
Most people notice a difference in their friendship circle as they get older. As people reach new stages of life, it gets harder for them to make friends. Although it's easy to lose free time as age accelerates, it also becomes easier to be free of people who sting mental health worse than queen bees.