Keith Everett

Are They Really Your Friends? 8 Tell-Tale Signs to Know Who Your True Friends Are

Sign 1. They are there for you in good times and bad: Real friends stick by your side through thick and thin, and are there to celebrate your successes and support you during your struggles. They don’t envy your success, in fact, they encourage it.

Sign 2. They listen to you and show empathy: A true friend takes the time to listen to you and understand your point of view, and doesn’t judge or dismiss your feelings. We can’t all think the same, a true friend understands this and listens anyway.

Sign 3. They respect your boundaries: Real friends understand and respect your boundaries, and don’t pressure you into doing things you’re uncomfortable with. Sure, they will try to get you “onside” and doing the things that they want to do, but they also respect you for your uniqueness and dare I say it “craziness”.

Sign 4. They offer honest feedback: A true friend is honest with you, even if it’s difficult to hear. They offer constructive criticism when needed, and always have your best interests at heart. If they feel you will make a fool of yourself, they will tell you.

Sign 5. They are loyal: Real friends don’t talk behind your back or spread rumours about you. They stand up for you when you are not around and defend you when needed, and keep your secrets confidential.

Sign 6. They make time for you: True friends prioritize your friendship and make time to spend with you, even when life gets busy. A true friend doesn’t just try to “fit you in”, they make YOU the priority.

Sign 7. They celebrate your accomplishments: Real friends are genuinely happy for your successes and accomplishments, and cheer you on along the way. Some people pretend to be happy for you whilst secretly trying to bring you down. Frenemies ” a person who is or pretends to be a friend but who is also in some ways an enemy or rival are everywhere, a true friend wants you to be successful, even if it means they have less time for you.

Sign 8. They share common interests and values: While it’s not necessary for you and your friends to have everything in common, it’s important to share similar values and interests to strengthen your bond. You need things to talk about, you should have some things in common, even if it’s humour, which is also quite important.

I hope you liked this short post, if you did, why not leave a comment below, what do you think makes a good friend?, let me know.

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