- They know almost everything about you.
They may not know everything, but they tend to know a lot of your preferences and your tendencies to do things, what makes you tick and what can anger you, what makes you sad and what makes you laugh. They are a big motivator for you, your objectives and desires. They know your most profound disappointments, your heartaches, and some of your embarrassing and humiliating stories. You trust each other with the utmost confidentiality. What is said between you both stays between you.
- They accept and love you regardless of your shortcomings and flaws. They love the imperfect you.
A genuine and real friend would prefer not to transform you into something that you are not. They know and have acknowledged many of your great and not so great sides. They find a sense of contentment with your irritating ways in some things you say and do in which they have grown accustomed to, your little upheavals on occasion, your feelings of trepidation, and your uncertainties. They regard your perspective regardless of the amount it varies from their own. They respect the differences between you both. What’s more, that is the reason you generally feel calm when you’re together. They accept you for you and don’t try to change you.
- They are concerned for you and want to be there through the times you may need them most in life.
A genuine friend never deserts you when things take a terrible turn in your life and they need you. They never leave you when you reach out or just when you need them most. You realize you can generally depend on them and their loyal support. You know that they will always have your back in a heartbeat. They realize you would do likewise for them. You may have had your own disagreements and words, but they don’t ever let anyone speak down on or negatively of you.
- They are upbeat and cheer you on when you succeed.
Friends that aren’t true can feel a tinge of jealously in regards to your accomplishments and wins in life. These are ‘Fake’ friends. Real friends celebrate the great moments, milestones, winnings and goals. They love seeing you happy verses a fake friend who may find pleasure in your losses, low times and even in your sadness.
- You pick up right where you left off.
You don’t need to continuously be in contact with one another to chat or doing something together. You know they are always there even though you both live life with different schedules. A true friend will be cautious to not make you feel left out and not included. They consider and care about your feelings. They randomly call or message you to say hi and ask how you are and how you are doing because they are genuinely concerned about you and always hope that you are happy and doing well, regardless of how often you get to chat or see each other. But when you do, you pick right up where you left off!
True friends are PRICELESS. Treasure them.