You are going to meet a lot of people in the span of your life, a statistics group says the average person will interact with 80,000 people. That’s a staggering number of people.
Trying to sift through all these people and to find people you easily vibe with is a task that can take a lifetime. It isn’t enough to simply share a vibration wave length with someone.
As you develop as a more accepting and open minded character you will notice the bonds and connection that tie us all together in the human experience.
This knowledge will lead you to seek out certain traits particular to you. Here is a handy list of characteristics that every ‘true’ friend will exhibit.
1. They Stick With You No Matter What
Through thick and then, your friend can be trusted to be by your side. Life comes with hang ups, let downs and trials.
These are necessary for growth and development. If someone only is with you during the ‘pleasant’ periods of your life they will have a limited view and understanding of you.
Someone who sticks with you through the good and bad will not only see more sides of you but have the opportunity to grow with you.
If the people who are closest to you, can not or will not grow with you then as you grow, you will grow apart from them.
2. They Accept You As You Are
They see your ‘flaws’ and accept you regardless. The 21st century saw the rise of judgments and differences. People are using comparative thought to put others down or raise themselves up.
For someone to get close enough to see you in clear light and still love and accept you is amazing.
Not because you are a messed up person or anything, because it takes a lot of love to accept the flaws in ourselves AND others simultaneously.
3. There Is No Shortage Of Support
A true friend needs to be able to see and provide support when we need it, in a form we can accept.
There are times where our best efforts will not be enough to cope with the realities we find ourselves faced with.
A friend needs to understand when this is happening and help in a way that doesn’t strip us of your independence or personal strength.
4. They Make Time For You
You need to be a priority in their life. If you ever ask them to come to your aid, they should make every reasonable attempt to do so. It is also on you to not abuse or disrespect their time!
5. You Feel Totally Comfortable Around Them
A person can tell you that they accept and respect you. They can be there for you when you need it most.
If that voice deep in your gut doesn’t feel comfortable with this person, you should examine that feeling. It maybe that you are being played for some other reason.
6. They Are Honest With You
A lasting, productive friendship has the same roots that all deeper interpersonal relationships should be based off. Genuine and truthful communication is a necessary cornerstone.
They won’t say something to simply appease you. They won’t say something, then do the exact opposite.
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