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What are your top qualities for a good friendship?

For me, a good friendship needs to start with complete honesty and good communication.  I like the often used acronym T.H.I.N.K.   Is it: True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind? Not always easy to follow!

 

What qualities form good friendships for you?

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Thought I had posted to this before. Oh well. I find it easy to form friendships with people who listen, who are introspective, have similar interests but enough different ones too that we can learn from each other. The THINK model is excellent for communicating with acquaintances-becoming-friends. 😏

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How do you show up for your friends?  Recently read an article that said, people often place more value on friends who are there to celebrate their achievements, rather than comfort and support them through a difficult time.  I thought that was fascinating!  Guess jealousy can really impact the quality of friendships.  Christine

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I want it all. It's good to share important moments with my friends and also comfort each other in times of need. I especially enjoy conversing on varied subjects with like-minded friends and using them as my sounding boards (and vice versa, of course).

Wanjiru Warama
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@WanjirusBits , I agree about "like-minded" friends.  We don't always have to agree on everything ( wouldn't that be a boring world! ) but having people who share your values is important in a close friendship.  Having said that, I also try to stay open-minded when someone expresses a different opinion. Christine

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