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What types of friends should I have?

What types of friends should I have?

With a loyal best friend, a fearless adventurer, a brutally honest confidant, a wise mentor, a friend from a different culture, a polar opposite, a friendly neighbor, and a work pal in your life, you’re bound to live a long and happy life!

What are the qualities of your best friend?

To help identify them, Bustle asked experts to weigh in on the essential traits that make a good friend.

  1. They’re Trustworthy.
  2. They’re Supportive.
  3. They Accept You As You Are.
  4. They Actively Listen.
  5. They’re Emotionally Available.
  6. They Have Similar Interests.
  7. They Show Up During Tough Times.
  8. They’re Reciprocal.

What friends bring to your life?

Friends can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. Friends prevent loneliness and give you a chance to offer needed companionship, too. Friends can also: Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.

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Why do we need best friends?

Good friends help us to develop our self-esteem, says Belleghem. “Having someone in our life who thinks we are important — someone who wants our opinion on things and who values our company — makes us feel wanted, boosting self-esteem,” she explains. Best friends will also be totally honest with us, Belleghem says.

Are your friends really that good at anything?

Some of your friends are great listeners… but they’re not always there when you need them. Others are intensely loyal… but just not that great at helping you out of a jam. And so on. We get different things from different friends.

What is the best way to thank someone for friendship?

Thank you for showing me the remarkable value behind true friendship. Thank you for always lending an ear, but also holding me accountable for my actions and never sugar coating anything I needed to hear. Thank you for investing in all parts of my life, through the laughs, smiles, anger, and tears.

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Does your friend Offer You Everything you Need?

Tom Rath and the Gallup organization discovered something interesting: the vast majority of the time, no one pal offers you everything you need from your relationships. Some of your friends are great listeners… but they’re not always there when you need them. Others are intensely loyal… but just not that great at helping you out of a jam.

How many types of “vital friends” are there?

It turns out there are 8 types of “vital friends.” Many of us don’t have all of them in our squad, and that’s why we often feel disappointed or like we’re not getting everything we need. (You have to collect all the different Pokemon to win at the game called life.)