What are the characteristics/traits of a real/true friend?

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  1. Edlira profile image61
    Edliraposted 9 years ago

    What are the characteristics/traits of a real/true friend?

    I have noticed it is more common for people (in general and sometimes friends as well) to sympathise with you when you are in need or trouble. The matter becomes a bit more complicated when you are successful, realized. What do you think are or should be the qualities of a real friend?


  2. gregas profile image82
    gregasposted 9 years ago

    Loyalty. If there is loyalty, everything else is there. Greg

  3. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 9 years ago

    A true friend will put you first over themselves.

  4. May PL profile image68
    May PLposted 9 years ago

    Friends who have gone through thick and thin with you would have proven that they are not there just for the good times, Time will show which ones of your friends are trustworthy, loyal and made of strong character, I once have been told that true friends are hard to find,many go through life with perhaps one or two. If you come out on the other side with a handful of true life-long friends, you are truly one of the lucky ones.

  5. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 9 years ago

    Loyalty through thick and thin and believing in your personal worth and values no matter what happens.

  6. Multiflavour profile image60
    Multiflavourposted 9 years ago

    Appreciate you for what you are and viceversa.

    You can feel free with him/her and don't fear any counter effect.

    You can count on him/her.

    Share same basic ethical values

  7. Klena profile image67
    Klenaposted 9 years ago

    A true friend will know by the tone of your voice that you need them. A true friend is able to read the truth, even when you are telling them "you're fine".

  8. L.L. Woodard profile image69
    L.L. Woodardposted 9 years ago

    Honesty...a true friend will tell you when you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe while the rest of the world just snickers

  9. Msvirgo profile image60
    Msvirgoposted 9 years ago

    Someone who is dependable,trustworthy,has your back through thick or thin.Someone who  wont be afraid to tell the truth even when it hurts.Someone you can laugh with and someone you can cry with that's a true friend.

  10. davidrio profile image70
    davidrioposted 9 years ago

    someone who is always there when you really need him even if you haven`t heard of him for a long time, not asking for anything in return

  11. cutievert profile image61
    cutievertposted 9 years ago

    A true friend would fight for the friendship even though so many conflicts happened along the way..He/she also always wanna know your updates and trying to reach you..

  12. mercurialmaven profile image60
    mercurialmavenposted 9 years ago

    A real friend is someone you can depend on, in good times and bad. I think it's odd that you say there is more sympathy when you're doing poorly as, from what I've seen, most people are rather fairweather when it comes to tough times.

    When times are good and you're buying drinks and laughing it up, they want to be around, but the moment you need a shoulder, they disappear. A good friend will be there when the champagne is flowing and when you're eating ramen noodles.

    A good friend will allow you to have your moments of joy and sorrow.

    As Greg said, they'll be loyal.


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