Qualities of Friendship

Friendship is a huge part of your life and who you are. In a friendship, a healthy relationship between you and your friend(s) is very important. In life you will encounter numerous amounts of different people each having different characteristics. For a good friendship to happen,you need to be able to develop certain characteristics with your friend(s). A few characteristics that might be looked in for a friend is to be:

Honest
– In a friendship, the key factor is honesty. Everyday as you communicate within your friendship, being honest will result in a successful relationship. You need to feel that bond where you feel that there is mutual trust between one another. If that bond is not evident then that is when your friendship starts to become unhealthy. An unhealthy relationship between each other is not fun nor loyal. When you lie to your friend(s), it might get harder and harder for you to have that loyal bond. Finally honesty is the best characteristic to have between you and your friend(s).

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Supportive
– Being supportive of one another is essential in a friendship. You need to support them in every choice or decision they make through their life. If they make a bad decision and regret it, you should be there to help them along the way through that hard time. You need to have their back and be supportive with them 100%. That is another characteristic of a healthy friendship. They need your support and that they can trust you to be along their side.

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Understanding
– Within your friendship, you as a friend, should be understanding. Numerous amounts of people need in their life a friend(s) that are understanding towards them. Being an understanding friend means that you care about your friend(s) and what is happening or going on for them. To feel understanding for your friend(s), is almost like being supportive except the fact that you need to be their and understand their problems. They may need your help with a family situation or even a problem they are facing. It is your duty as a friend to understand and help them cope through it.

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Good listener
– As well as being an understanding friend, you need to be a good listener as well. If you are an understanding person to your friend, a characteristic to that is to be a good listener. You need to listen to what they have to say and maybe offer some advice because maybe that’s all they need at that time. There’s a saying that goes “treat others how you would like to be treated”. If you are a good listener to your friends problems, in return, they will be a good listener to your problems when you need someone. This is a great characteristic to have to create and keep a healthy relationship between one another.

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All of these qualities is what I personally look for in a friend and I find them all important. I feel happiest when I surround myself with people who have these qualities. Without these characteristics, I don’t feel fulfilled with my relationships. I feel that a healthy friendship is how a friendship should be. You should always be honest, supportive, understanding and a good listener within your friendship.

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