9 Signs You're The Tyrion Of Your Friend Group

by Aramide Tinubu

If you ever need to learn how to unapologetically be yourself, you only need to look to Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. From birth, Tyrion has been in survival mode. The youngest Lannister has had to deal with a sister who despised his presence, and blamed him for their mother's death, and a father who held him in contempt for his smaller stature. Still, Tyrion has been resilient and uncompromising in his desire to live his life on his own terms. Though he got very little credit for it, his smarts were the only reason why the Lannisters survived the deadly Battle of the Blackwater. If you are the Tyrion Lannister of your friend group, then things have not always been easy for you.

You’ve had to deal with a lot of bullies and naysayers. On the bright side, as a real-life Tyrion, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re smarter than almost anyone, and you can talk and maneuver your way out of most situations. Like Tyrion, you would do anything to protect the people you love and care for. However, if your friends and family cross you, your wrath can be terrible. Tyrion has never been shy about his love for women and alcohol, and his witty and cunning nature has allowed him to beat death more than a few times over the course of the series. Now that he’s escaped his sister Cersei's wrath and found solace in Meereen on Daenerys Targaryen's council, I’m convinced we have yet to see the best of him.

Being the Tyrion of your friend group could definitely get tiresome, but, hey, if there is booze involved, you’ll always be down to hang. Here are nine signs that suggest you are that friend.

1. You Know When It's Time To Knock Your Friends Down A Peg Or Two

Everyone lets their egos get the best of them from time to time. However, you will always be around to make sure things don't get out of hand.

2. You Keep the Drinks Flowing

You know how essential alcohol is to any social event, and you're more than prepared to foot the bill for the sake of your own enjoyment.

3. You Always Have A Comeback

As an underdog, you're no stranger to off-handed comments being directed your way. Luckily, you have long since mastered the epic comeback.

4. Patience Isn't Your Strong Suit

People always say that there are no stupid questions, but you know that's not the case.

5. You're Clever & You Know It

Your friends underestimate your cunning nature, until they have to come for you for help. You always have a plan, and it's usually a pretty darn good one.

6. You Know Your Faults & You Accepted Them Long Ago

There is nothing anyone could ever say to you that you haven't said to yourself. Because of that, not much can hurt you.

7. You Also Know Your Strengths

Your friends love you because you are under no delusions about who you are. You may not be the strongest physically, but your brain gives you all the power that you need.

8. You Understand the Value of A Dollar

You are more than happy to help a friend in need. However, you're not an ATM. You also expect to be paid pack in a timely matter. With interest.

9. You Aren't Afraid To Speak Your Mind

Your friends love you because you aren't afraid to have uncomfortable conversations. They also hate you for that same reason, but, hey. A love-hate relationship is pretty much in the cards whenever you are, or have befriended, a Tyrion.

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