In today’s world, it can be hard to know who are your real friends.
When we have hundreds, sometimes 1000s of friends on social media, getting likes and comments every day, but we might be misled into feeling a false sense of intimacy and closeness with others that dentist outside the boundaries of the internet.
But even beyond the internet, it can be hard to tell if those you do see in your everyday life. So how can we recognize that someone is a genuine friend?
But there are a few key signs to look out for.
Number one, they help you without keeping score, a true friend will be there for you without expecting anything in return. They won’t grow resentful if things aren’t constantly equal, and they’ll recognize that there are a neutral ebb and flow to your relationship.
Their focus won’t be on what am I getting out of this? Rather, what is our friendship gaining from this?
Number two, they make time for you. Even if it’s just a text or a quick phone call are the biggest investment for the growth of seeds of true friendship. Good and true friends will invest time and energy in their friendship and won’t hesitate to check in on you.
Just like any other relationship. A friendship is a two-way street that needs constant upkeep.
A true friend will never leave you feeling abandoned or lonely, especially when you’re most in need of their support.
Number three, they celebrate your success. We’ve all known many people around us who suddenly become jealous when you’re doing well and everything going on smoothly. On the flip side trying to take advantage of your accomplishments.
Remember, a good friend will never put you in an unsafe or uncomfortable situation for their gain.
Genuine friends are there to support you on the journey. Celebrate with you when you’ve made it to the top and help you recover. If you ever find yourself in a hard place.
Number four, you can be your true self around them. If you find yourself pretending to be someone you’re not because they can’t accept you for who you are. Sooner or later you will find yourself becoming emotionally or physically drained from that relationship.
Learn to listen to your intuition and heart❤️ when someone makes you feel judged jealous or uncomfortable for being yourself natural.
And lastly, good friends can be hard to combine. But if you both made the effort, you’ll have someone you can truly count on. Loyal friendships are one of the greatest gifts of life for each other and take care of this as a presides jewel.
And when you do find a good friend, remember to keep investing and nurturing those friendships.Make a long-lasting journey for each other and show them how much they mean for each other. And show gratitude for each other.