7 Signs of A Good Friend - Verywell Mind

November 20, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.

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If you are trying to determine whether someone is a good friend, Melawski recommends asking yourself the following questions:

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1. Do you feel comfortable being your most genuine, authentic self around this person?

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2. Do they generally bring out the best in you? 3. Do you trust them with the information you share with them?

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4. Do you feel respected and embraced for who you are?  5. Can you confidently seek their assistance?

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6. Can you safely express your disagreement? 7. Are open conversations and constructive feedback a part of your dynamic?

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If your responses to these questions are predominantly 'yes', chances are that you have a good friend in this person, says Melewski.