People nowadays tend to have a lot of friends because it makes them “popular” in some way. This kind of popularity raises their self-confidence and self-esteem because they have been accepted and admired by a lot of people.

However, having a lot of friends is not as same as having true friends.

Also, it is questionable what are our criteria for saying that someone is our true friend? Some people will say that a true friend is someone who values our opinions and feelings. Others may say that a true friend is someone we have a deep connection with.

According to the experts, there are several types of behavior only true friends display. Here are some of them:

1. They are our keen supporters

Only true friends can be supportive. One of the strongest manifestations of friendship is both giving and receiving support.

2. You are comfortable with them

When you are with them you feel comfortable enough to express your feelings and be yourself because they have accepted you for who you are.

3. They listen to you actively

Your true friends are interested in you and all your problems. So, they will actively listen to you and help you if you ask them for.

4. They are emotionally available

Being emotionally connected to your true friend is especially important for maintaining your friendship. This allows you to share your experience with them, feel connected, and overcome loneliness.

5. They will never lie to you

They will always tell you the truth, no matter how harsh it is. They care about you and will never try to make your life easier by telling you sweet lies.

6. They share your interests

You are so connected to your true friends because you have a lot of things in common. You share similar values, opinions, preferences, and beliefs.

7. There is reciprocity in your friendship

Give-and-take is of utmost importance in every friendship. Only true friends can keep this balance.

8. They honor their words with actions

True friends always put their words into action. In this way, they show you how much you mean to them.

9. They are always there for you

They will never abandon you when you need them the most. Your true friends will help you without expecting anything in return.

10. They help you grow as a person

The true friendship makes you a better person and helps you grow both mentally and emotionally. It also helps you to become much stronger than you used to be.

Source: Purpose Fairy  Power Of Positivity