I've had trouble with some of the friends I've made over the past 10 yrs... to the point that I had to remove myself from the friendship, which wasn't easy. I tried to figure out why I'm a magnet for such horrible friends (trust me, they were horrible).
I am drawn to people who are individuals. The trouble is, a lot of people who are individuals (stand out from those around them, don't follow the herd) have a problem with authority, for various reasons.
The individualistic friends I still have are
-doctor (just finished her residency and boards)
-a woman in law school, with 2 kids
-a record producer, small label
-an IT administrator, and new father
-a website designer
The individualistic friends I had to get away from...
-ex-stripper on drugs living off some guy she met on the net
-30 yr old pot addict living with his parents
-lesbian who has no respect for straight people, and doesn't understand why 'society hates her'
-39 yr old who is cheating her way through a bachealor's degree in chemistry
Big difference, eh?
So what kind of friends are YOU drawn to, and how has it worked out?