Like I said in my introduction
, I once was really in my world talking to nobody and just studying in computers. That time has changed and I'm very proud about that now that I study in advertising.
I have a friend of mine that lives 5 minutes from my house and who is in the same advertising program in the same class. He knows me from the time that I was a "nerd".
I mainly have to problems with him that relate a bit. Here they are:
- I find him very slow to get things done. For example, when I come in the morning to pick him up he is rarely ready and it shocks me to arrive late because of him. He is also very slow when we work on a project and always fills time where we are supposed to work on that project with other things so when we actually work on it we don't have plenty of time left. Also, when he finally works on something he takes like a minute to chose each word for example if we have to write a text or something. So, this problem is related to the fact that he procrastinate a lot and he somewhat get me in that, but I don't have time for that, I have so much other goals that a want to get done.
- I suspect a kind of jealousy in him towards me. For example, he always try to get my problems (or what he sees as problems) out, like telling me that I never was really popular with girls and still ain't. He also cuts me very often when I tell a story to a group of people to finish to story himself. When I'm with a group of people and he's there, he always tell some things on the side to remind me and others my weaknesses. My others friends often follow in a humorous way because they like to make fun of things, but from him I sense a kind of jealousy and some real assaults.
Now, my question is, how could I work around this and show him I'm the boss of my life and I'm going toward my goals with him or not, that he should stop that and we could collaborate instead and that I'm not a threat to him even if I'm successful with what I do.
It wouldn't be good for both of us not to be friends anymore because it's very practical to work together for schools projects since he lives not very far from my home and he is in fact his able to produce great work when he gets at it. He also has a great family and I have a lot of interesting discussions with is older brother and his father. He is also the friend of all my others great friends so it would be awkward to cut the links.
Thanks in advance for the help!