The first rule of friendship quotes is to avoid them.
For most of us, these are just more social proof that we are friends, and in this article, we’re going to explore what makes a great friend.
A friend who can’t talk is a friend who’s too good at not talking.
But friends who can talk, and can make you laugh, are great.
And they’re also the best source of self-esteem.
“Friendship is a state of mind,” says Dr. David M. Karp, a psychology professor at the University of Washington.
“If you can’t have a great friendship, you’re probably not a very good friend at all.”
In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2016, Karp and his colleagues asked people to rate the likability of 12 different people in the world.
Some were strangers; some were close; some had only just met; some knew each other for a few months; some just met, and some had been friends for years.
When they combined the ratings, they came up with a list of the best and worst people in existence.
But this was not the only way to measure friendship.
The researchers also looked at the people’s social skills and how well they could connect with other people.
For example, the researchers also measured how often people could identify with the other person.
If they had a lot of difficulty connecting, that was likely because they didn’t have the social skills to do so.
But if the people had a hard time connecting with each other, it was because the other people didn’t share the same values.
This is where your friend can come in.
If your friend doesn’t share your values, then he’s not really a friend.
“The more empathy you have, the more people will be attracted to you,” Karp says.
“It’s kind of like a double whammy.”
Your friends may also have to work for your support.
If you’re struggling to be friends, your friends may not always have the support you need to stay connected.
The study also looked into how good a friend you are matters.
People rated how much support they would give you on average and how much they would get if they could help.
So, a friend can help you find love.
But that doesn’t mean you should just rely on them to show up when you need them.
If, for example, you can be your friend but your friends don’t agree with you on a lot, that could mean that your friends are less likely to give you support when you do need it.
“For me, it’s really important to have a strong social support system, so I can trust them to help me and show me the way,” Kars says.
When you’re feeling lonely, Kars recommends finding someone to share your loneliness with.
It could be someone you know who has a lot in common with you.
Or, it could be your mom, someone you’ve known for a while and who has the support of your extended family.
“We tend to be very judgmental of people who we don’t know well, so we can be very defensive,” Karrps says.
Find a friend with a lot to say When it comes to your social life, it may not be as important as you think.
A study published last year in the journal PLOS ONE looked at a wide range of people and found that the people with whom you share the most intimate social interactions are often your closest friends.
The research team looked at two types of friendships.
In one, people were asked to list their number of close friends and their number from their extended families.
The other group was asked to describe their number and number of friends who they considered close.
The results showed that those who had a high number of distant friends had fewer close friends than those who didn’t.
“I think there’s a general perception that we can’t be in constant touch with people all of the time,” Kariks says.
This perception stems from the fact that there are certain things that people are socialize themselves with at all times, whether it’s at work, school, a coffee shop, or just by talking to someone.
In fact, a study released last year by researchers at the National Institute on Aging found that people who were socialized with a variety of people often reported feeling lonely at some point in their lives.
So you don’t want to rely on a friend for a constant source of support.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If someone you feel good about can be a source of comfort, you might find that your feelings of loneliness are alleviated.
“People who feel a lot like their friends and they’re connected to a lot and they feel like they have a lot that they need to be feeling are a really great source of stability and meaning in their life,” Karcs says.
If that means you’re spending more time with someone, it might be time to take another look at your friends