It is possible to dislike a person and still be their friend.
Seriously. It is.
People are complicated messes, you know? There are so many nooks and crannies that make up an individual. And each nook and cranny has its own nooks and crannies.
And within each person there is good and there is bad and there is a whole bunch of in-between.
And people will view others' traits or quirks or characteristics differently. Perhaps something that you find to be a positive trait in yourself, others will see as negative. But that doesn't exactly mean they view you negatively.
Every person that you meet, you take them in. You see what they're about. You form opinions about them. And then you decide - Am I willing to accept this person, as they are, good and bad? If the answer is yes, then you move forward together. If the answer is no, then you part ways.
But everything that you think about other people is merely opinion. If you know someone who talks about themselves frequently, you might see that as bragging. Someone else might see it as self-confidence. The actual person might think they are just making conversation.
Because people are complex. They bring so much along with them everywhere they go. And there is so much you will never know about every person you meet.
But at the same time, everyone is fully entitled to their opinions. And if you don't like someones opinion of you, well, that's life. (No one likes to hear that someone thinks something unflattering about them but at the same time, it's unlikely that you have a fully positive opinion of everyone you meet.) You can look at yourself and try to see why they might have that opinion. You might think it's worth it to talk to the other person about it. Or maybe you don't. You might simply decide you don't agree and go on with your life.
But a disagreement, a difference of opinion, doesn't have to be a deal-breaker. It can just be a piece of you. Good, bad, or something in-between.
Because sometimes (lots of times) the sum of the whole is so much greater than the individual pieces themselves.
And it'd be a shame to miss it all because of one little nook.