ummm whats the question? how to tell the difference?
if thats the case...
a friend likes you no matter what, they accept you for who you are and are there for you when you need them without asking for anything in return. a friend is someone you turn to when youre hurting but are also there for them when they are in need.
a friend never puts a condition on anything.. they just are.
and those who say they are friends.. as long as they act like it.. are really friends, those who say they are but never follow through, they are no friends at all.
aquaintances.. are also friends, that you see once in a while and share some laughs but nothing personal is ever shared.
i myself hae a small handful of quality friends.. a few that i care about but are still distant and thousands of aquaintances...
a friend wont judge you.. and they will smile with you.
an aquaintance will expect something even if you do not want to give it... ;)