We’re back with another topic that will be beneficial to everyone. The majority of us believe we are good friends but are we? Everyone has their own idea of what makes a good friend. Some people like low-maintenance relationships, while others prefer it when their buddies turn up. So the topic of today’s post is how to be a good friend. If you’re new to the site, make sure you subscribe so you can have delicious stuff like these delivered to your inbox. Let’s get this party started!
Being a good friend is an art. With the right skills and traits, it’s not nearly as hard as it sounds. Here’s a look at the things that make a good friend.
They Show up
You may recall from my previous post that I went through a difficult period. And your pals are usually by your side. One of my closest friends stood by my side throughout this difficult time in my life when I lost a loved one. When someone shows up, you know they’re your friend! Not only for the best timings but also for the worst two times. To be the shoulder on which you can cry, and to be there for them when they need to vent without passing judgment. They appear when you only need one backer for your business or when no one else is available. Having someone with that trait, I believe, is similar to having a diamond.
They Recognize and Respect Your Boundaries
We are all aware of the universal quality that everyone must possess, regardless of whether they are friends or not. However, in a friendship, the following one is crucial. They are aware of and respectful of your boundaries. And the majority of us have been guided away from having boundaries simply because others benefit from our lack of them. Those friends, on the other hand, who truly listen to you when you explain your limits and why you have them, and then stick to them, or who want to stick around.
You can’t chastise them for not respecting scare boundaries if you haven’t told them about them. So that’s where the communication component comes in. If you want to be a good friend, you should be able to express your emotions and set boundaries in the connection.
Open to Criticism
Another quality I’d like to highlight is a buddy who is willing to accept criticism. I’m not saying you should constantly berate her for her insecurities. However, if you genuinely care about your friend, you should offer them a virus that will aid their growth. Tell them that if they were wrong in one circumstance, they’re asking for your help in other situations where your life is involved. Too often, I see friends enabling their pals rather than being honest with them. So give them the constructive criticism they require; they may resent you at first, but they will eventually thank you.
Grows with You
Too often, people maintain friendships with people because of their shared history. They are staying static in life rather than seeking people who are where they are at this stage in their lives. I’m not saying you’re 100 percent on the southwest, but they can schedule a meeting with you. Those pals who only want to drink and smoke and never want to talk about business or other topics could be holding you back. What kind of pals do you have who want to try new things with you?
Now, believe me when I say that a good buddy has a plethora of characteristics. The next and final topic I’ll be discussing with you today is being nonjudgmental. Too often, people are fearful of being judged if they have important and vulnerable conversations with their friends. You should not pass judgment on your friend as a friend. You should be paying attention and taking in what they have to say, as well as offering advice when asked. We don’t everyone have a spare closet. In our closets, we all have skeletons. So, for us to make a decision, it’s like deciding whether you want to be the kettle or the pot. So don’t hold it against your friend if he or she makes blunders as a result of growing pains.
I Want to Know
What is a trait that you think makes someone a good friend? Be sure to let me know in the comments below and be on the lookout for another post! If you’re new here get a comfortable look around the blog and catch up on some reading. It’s a great way to escape from the real world. Be sure to like, comment, share, and subscribe. See you in the next post.
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