We have a lot of friendships in our lives.
Some begin when we’re children and last until our final days, others are a little more brief. It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert or an extrovert, we all have lots of friends in our lives.
There are friends that may stand out from the others, however, for what they do with you and for you. Here’s what to expect from your real friends.
1. Your real friends will always find time for you.
Hey, it’s easy to get a loaded schedule, especially when you consider family life, work, and time for you. But real friends, no matter how swamped they are, find time in their lives to spend time with you.
The ones who don’t simply don’t value your friendship enough. Real friends will value you as much as they do their family, wealth, and health. You’re high on their priority list too.
2. Real friends let you know it when you’re full of it.
Your real friends are there for you, but they’re also there to keep you in check when you’re on the wrong track. They’re the ones who’ll call you on your BS when it’s really needed.
Try not to take it too personally. They don’t mean anything offensive by it. They just really don’t think you should get that facial tattoo is all…
3. Real friends let you be you.
They’re not embarrassed by your weirdness, your quirks, or who you are. They let you be you. Any friend that wants you to behave in a different way isn’t really your friend.
But remember #2 here. If you’re full of it, your real friends will tell you. It’s an important distinction to make. There’s a difference between your friends stifling who you are and your friends urging you not to mistakes.