We all need someone in our life, besides our family, who will be there with us in every walk of life. Someone who will be there with us when we need to rant about something, want to laugh out and burst out with tears of joy, someone who’s there with us when we want to cry our hearts out. We do need and make different friends in each phase of life, during our school, our college and even when we work. A friend is someone who makes our life worth it, adding the spark to our life, bringing us all the adventures and raising the adrenaline rush within us to do something out-of-the-box.
If you need such people in your life, here are 7 qualities you should look out for:
Being dependable means that friends can count on you to be there when you say you will, to do what you say you will, and to be willing to stand up for friends, especially when they can’t stand up for themselves. If you are as likely to let friends down as come through for them, the relationship often becomes superficial, less engaging, and even resentment-provoking, if it doesn’t end altogether.
A true friend is the kind that won’t talk behind your back when there’s an issue between the two of you, but knows she can come to you about it, instead. She’ll spend hours commiserating with you over the silliest of things that you both find hilarious, though, simply because the two of you love being in each other’s company.
3. Someone that listens
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve said the same asinine thing – a true friend never tires of hearing your ridiculous stories. Your friend is one who listens to your work gossip, even if he or she doesn’t understand it.
4. Be loyal
Loyalty is a rare commodity in today’s world, but it’s an absolute requirement in true and abiding friendships. When we are loyal to one friend, we prove ourselves worthy of many.
5. He/she is trustworthy
Do you have a friend whom you trust more than anyone in the world? A real friend would be loyal to you and would prove to you that they are worthy of your trust. A real friend is someone who you confide in and know that they will never break your trust. They are someone who would never ditch you, and leak away all your secrets.
6. He/she is forgiving
When you have fights and smash the door open, leave and decide to never talk to your friend, but there they are, being the sweetheart they are, they’d understand the reason why you were acting so whimsical and would apologize you in the blink of an eye, even without you saying ‘sorry’. They know you have the potential to be a better person and how you reacted back then, was just a phase and that you still love your friend dearly.
She’s present because she wants to be, not because you asked her. Without the encouragement of our friends, we wouldn’t accomplish the borderline-dangerous, but provocatively fun things on our bucket lists, like cliff jumping, chatting up random strangers and getting lost on a road trips… er, what are friends for?!