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Being a Good Friend

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Winchell

We all have someone come to mind when we here that quote. Whether it’s your cousin, brother, sister, someone you go to high school with something else.

The question we will address here is “how can I be a good friend?”

The intelligent people at psychology today have theorized that there are 13 characteristics of a good friend.

They start with “I am” and are meant to be asked by you about yourself.

How much do you agree with each statement?

I (am)…


Honest with others

Generally very dependable

Loyal to the people I care about

Easily able to trust others

Experience and express empathy for others

Able to be non-judgmental

A good listener

Supportive of others in their good times

Supportive of others in their bad times


Usually able to see the humor in life

Fun to be around

How well do you think you did?

Good? Bad? Somewhere in between?

It's good to ask yourself these questions on occasion to see of you've made any progress.

Being all of these things can be difficult, but being able to build a true bond can be a life altering experience.

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