With the days of having hundreds of Facebook “friends” upon us, real friendships built on respect, a common bond, and shared memories seem to be few and far between in the modern world. We can instantly connect with anyone online, but does that make them a tried and true friend?
On the other hand, the friends you thought you could count on in real life can turn out to be just as distant, flaky, and unreliable than people you’ve connected with in the cyber world. Studies show that even if people have thousands of Facebook friends, they usually only maintain close relationships with a few people in real life.
So, how can you make sure that these friendships you have invested so much in emotionally are actually authentic?
HERE ARE A 11 TELLTALE SIGNS OF A TRUE FRIENDSHIP:
1. THEY ACCEPT EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING YOUR FLAWS.
They don’t want to change you; they embrace everything about you, from your quirks and flaws to your best personality traits. That doesn’t mean they have to particularly like or agree with everything you say and do, but they don’t bash you or try to alter your personality, either. You feel like you can breathe a big sigh of relief around them, because in a sea of billions of people, you’ve found one person who sees the positive things about you even when you don’t see them yourself.
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