- It’s okay to disagree. Disagreeing on something does not make you any less friends. In fact, depending on how you handle this, it can make you closer. What I’ve learned is that by agreeing to disagree you can feel comfortable voicing your opinion on any topic without fear of being judged or torn down. Also, by disagree and talking about your opposing sides, a great conversation can come out of it.
- Appearances can be deceiving. When you first meet someone and you judge them on their appearance, and let that judgment cloud your impression of that person, you might just miss out on a great friend. If you can get past first impressions and get to know this person, you are already 60% closer to gaining a friend.
- Space is never an issue. Whether you don’t see your friend for days or months, when you get together it’s as if you were never apart. They don’t always need to be physically present to be there for you.
- They stimulate your mind. If your friend is able to get you thinking, they are able to challenge your assumptions and ideas, they are worth keeping around. You should come away from conversations having grown.
- If you can break plans without feeling guilty. You should be able to flake sometimes without judgement. If you experience anger or resentment from your friend because you skipped out them, then they are not worth your time.
- You are past feeling jealous or left out when they hang out with someone else/ you can feel genuinely happy for your friend when they talk about the time they hung out with someone else.
- You can celebrate your friend’s accomplishments without feeling like they are bragging.
- And finally, you feel like a better person for having known them.
Let me know in the comments what signs you consider to part of a healthy friendship. I’d love to hear them.
Have a fantastic day!