What's the difference between a friend, a true friend and a best friend?

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  1. Chris Dela Cruz profile image60
    Chris Dela Cruzposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone you have in your life. You have similar interests and you usually don't ever fight because you agree on everything. A fun person to hangout with, but yet you two still have some dark secrets you don't tell each other in fear of judgment.

    A Best Friend is someone you can go to talk about almost anything. I emphasize almost because just like a friend although you are more open with this person there is still that hidden secret you are afraid to share. You two are open to adult discussions even if there isn't an mutual agreement with both parties, but in the end you remain best friends because by this point you have invested so much in this person.

    A True friend is the rare friend that we all seek, but sometimes takes forever to find. This is the person that knows ALL of your secrets good and bad. You two get into arguments like brother and sisters, and definitely not afraid to tell the honest truth about each other. A true friend is no matter how long you are away from each other the friendship remains the same. A true friend is the person you have in your life that you can bring to your family and your parents consider them to be their kid. A true friend is someone that cares and will make sacrifices for you.

  2. AnnieFMY profile image55
    AnnieFMYposted 8 years ago

    A friend mean time pass.,,,,,,true friend mean use in difficult time ,best friend mean when he or she get fail in exam we feel hurt for them but when they pass in exam we get more hurt.

  3. cer1056 profile image45
    cer1056posted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone who supports you and you in turn support them.

    A true friend won't betray you, and will tell you the truth no matter how much it hurts.  A true friend will stand by you in times of controvercy  when others leave.

    A best friend is the one you choose to count on the most. 

    Hopefully you will find a best friend who is your true friend. 

    Most people are lucky to have even one true friend, for they many times your real best friend.

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    George Timothyposted 8 years ago

    (1) A true friend is someone who listens to your problems when they're not so bad and laughs at your jokes when they're not so good.
    (2) The greatest joy and happiness that a person can experience is that of being oneself, be accepted as such, and yet being encouraged and assisted to bring out their best and utmost potential; being truly related and growing simultaneously... and all of this at the same time with one special person (friend) whose love neither calls for or needs any words, assurances, or payments.

  5. PARASMART profile image59
    PARASMARTposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone who you can count on as long as it does not inconvience them too much.  Rather you 'click' or not, or share the same  'psychological chemistry', this person will become a true friend or remain an associate.  Trust is variable.

    A true friend knows you and you know them.  You can say anything  good or bad about anything, especially each other, and survive it as true friends.  They are willing to go out of their way to help you if needed.  They tend to look out for you.  Trust is assured.

    A best friend is a friend who is on the same level as a brother or sister to you.   Breaking your trust or bond to them would be worst than suicide.  They support you if necessary and in their means.  Trust is solid.

    In my opinion, of course,
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  6. HealthBug LM profile image68
    HealthBug LMposted 8 years ago

    I think a friend is a friend, a true friend is a friend who have been friend in different testing circumstances and a best friend is either a true friend or a friend who we believe will prove to be a true friend now and in future.

  7. levicolemagic profile image59
    levicolemagicposted 8 years ago

    A friend will bail you out of jail. A true friend would help you hide the body, and clean up the crime scene. A best friend would do all of that plus go to jail with you.

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    Ganesh prasadposted 8 years ago

    A person about whom you don't think much but still cares and he/she also feel the same is a friend.
    A person who respect you and help you with everything and you do same is a good friend.
    But a best friend is a combination of all the above whom you cares about, help him/her, shares your feeling etc.

  9. connorj profile image72
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    Quite simply it is their friendliness that is indeed the difference.

  10. victoria1800 profile image72
    victoria1800posted 8 years ago

    A friend to me is someone who would stop and chat If you saw them. They would send cards at Christmas etc. I call my neighbours friends, as I see them most days and know if I was going on holiday they would watch my house, or take in my mail etc. and I would do the same for them.

    A true friend is someone who is always there for you no matter what, they would offer to look after your children if you had an emergency, interview etc. Be a shoulder to cry on, and be there through the bad times as well as the good.

    A best friend is the one who knows everything about you and loves you anyway :-) They tell you the truth when others perhaps would not. They are someone you can rely on and talk too. Best friends are the family that you choose yourself.

  11. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 8 years ago

    A friend will come with you to buy a pregnancy test.
    A good friend will stand outside the bathroom stall while you take a pregnancy test.
    A best friend will bang on the door yelling "NAME IT AFTER ME!"

  12. kdthomas1118 profile image35
    kdthomas1118posted 8 years ago

    A friend might be someone that you met one or two times at work and you know there name and maybe a little bit about them.  You might talk or text them on the phone and go out with them once in awhile.  A true friend is someone that know a little more details about you like your birthday or anniversary.  They might talk to you on Facebook, and ask you for advice and help from time to time.  They will also give help and advice if you ask them.  A true friend does not have to live close by you and can be a relative that you know or care about.  A best friend is a husband or wife that you have lived with for years.  They could be someone that you have known from grade school or High school or even college.  A best friend you would love a give your life for.  Many people only have one or two best friends.  I would rate a friendship by actions.  Actions should be two sided.  If one person is doing all of the communicating I would not really call it a friendship.  A friendship of any kind depends on how much time each person is willing to give and sacrifice.

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      Norine Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!  Otherwise, they're your "friendemy!"

  13. alanany profile image57
    alananyposted 8 years ago

      "any man you meet you can say he is friend"
    True friend
    " man  who stand with you at any time"
    Best friend
    "who know about you any thing "your secrets""

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    Done Carlosposted 8 years ago

    A friend is a person who makes you smile,a true friend knows the reason about your sadness and the way to make you smile....but a best friend kicks you on your ass if you are sad....

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    graphicslandposted 8 years ago

    Friends always different because friend means first relation in earth never dies.

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    kamal mlatemposted 8 years ago

    A frind is some one you know you share  things with , a friend  could 
    become a good friend , after he or she becomes trust worthy , a best friend
    Will become a true friend after years of trust and companion ship .

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  18. rinku mehra profile image57
    rinku mehraposted 8 years ago

    A friend who stands by u ,If u share something doesn,t take advantage of u

  19. Old-Empresario profile image75
    Old-Empresarioposted 8 years ago

    Lots of answers here. "True friend" and "friend" mean the same thing semantically; unless the lack of adjective before "friend" is meant to imply that an non-"true friend" is an untrue one--which is the antithesis of friendship. A best friend is simply your personal favorite out of your collection of friends.

  20. Darla Dwire profile image62
    Darla Dwireposted 8 years ago

    A friend-Come a dime a dozen.
    A true friend- will stick with you through thick and thin
    A Best friend- You can not live without.

  21. Richa Actress profile image40
    Richa Actressposted 8 years ago

    Both r the same thing. Its like a coin which have both side head and tail. True friends become best friends. If there is no truth ness in between two best friends. There is no friendship.       Richa singh

  22. Brendan Spaar profile image58
    Brendan Spaarposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone you feel comfortable to hang out with. You can have different friends for different things such as a work out friend, hiking friend, work friend, video game friend, etc. There's no "commitment" to being a friend. You're glad when you see them & ok when you don't. They're the next level up from an "acquaintance".

    A best friend is one that you can call whenever you feel like it. They don't need you to explain things, they get it. It feels like you've always known them. A best friend can be & often is, a true friend.

    A true friend is one that doesn't judge, accepts you for the person you are, and likes you anyway. You feel comfortable with them & know that in good times or bad, they'll be on your side. This is the person that you call whenever you have something to share. They are family.

  23. askformore lm profile image59
    askformore lmposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone you can share a lot of happy moments with.
    A true friend will also share the dark moments with you.
    A best friend will forgive you for whatever stupid moments you yourself create.

  24. hydee misiona profile image61
    hydee misionaposted 8 years ago

    A friend is efferent from true and best friend why? because you have a lot of friend yet they're not all true, they call you friend because you know them and they know you, but a true friend every time you need person to talk to he's/she's there and make you smile when your sad just like a best friend can do, a best friend is the same with true friend because if he's your true friend no wonder he is your best friend too.

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    Ashu khan10posted 8 years ago

    A t friend who is involve yours any hardships is called true friend ... who participate in yours any joy and emotions is called a  friend ... and who guide you on right path is called best friend ...

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    saadbabarposted 8 years ago

    The true friend always said true of your every answer and when you are in trouble he helps you with only the true path
    The best friend is a friend that stands with you in every tough time and he helps you with every path for example if you have nothing to write in a class and your friend have marker and pen .he gave you his pen and he write with marker

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    Sabin B Rajalimposted 8 years ago

    A Friend- Someone who comes to you when he needs you or when he thinks that we need them
    A true find- who comes to you even knowing that being together at that moment is not indispensable and that knowing that we are among one of his true friends.
    A Best friend- one who never has to come to you because he never leaves you in the first place and one who doesnt even care whether you are his best friend or not! :-)

  28. tirelesstraveler profile image60
    tirelesstravelerposted 8 years ago

    Friends come in various categories as you have pointed out.  There are casual friends who bring a smile to your face. There are best friends for a season. Those people who come into your life  at just the right time to made you a better person. 
    Best friend for all time is a mind reader.  We have to be.  Most of our lives we have lived a world apart. Now we have computers its easier to be in contact. We have kids on three continents at the moment and they will all be home for Christmas this year.
    She went to my Dad's funeral when I was 14,000 miles away.  One of us has always been in the United States when a major life changing event has occurred in the world to help our parents.

  29. Aliski2014 profile image57
    Aliski2014posted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone you enjoy hanging out with from time to time. A true friend us someone who doesn't talk about you behind your back and is always your friend no matter what. You can feel comfortable confiding in this person without the worry of judgement or gossip. A best friend is someone you hang out with more than your other friends. You do everything together and identity more with this person than others.

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    mypeaceofmindposted 8 years ago

    A friend for me is someone i just somehow meet along the way for a certain occasion or we meet by some common friends. No further strings attached to it, just a simple chitchat will do. This is the stage where we ourselves would come across that feeling wherein if we wanted to go beyond that "just being friend stage". For in this stage, there is getting-to-know-feeling..otherwise I am not just interested in knowing that certain acquaintance..
    A true friend is one of your friends who they put trust as the basis of your ties. Their is somehow a pledge of loyalty and honesty. Someone who is bound with truth in the span of your friendship. Their is a little difference between best friends, in that area. Though, you are not that close as that of best friends, yet, you shared your thought secretly and keep it honestly. Their is a barrier when sharing especially when that of hurting each other and knowing that it could ruin with what you had.
      Best of friends are people on our lives wherein we shared everything from the bottom up to the highest moment with what you had. We know even the very sound of his footstep and you had such deep experiences and triumphs that no one could ever have. You make an empty space filled knowing who you are and what you are capable of doing. This stage is accepting the very person we are, without limits and hesitation. Thus, loving this person beyond words.

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    Sagacious Guyposted 8 years ago

    well, they are all closely related each other but let me concentrate on a true friend who is someone you can lean on in time of happiness and difficulties. There is no other than a true and a real friend who is the eternal father God.

  32. chaitanyasaivb profile image67
    chaitanyasaivbposted 8 years ago

    A Friend, is a person, who will be there for you, when you need his help, or when you need some person, to share your happiness. But, you cannot express your pain with your friend.

           A True Friend is a person, who will have some time for you, in his daily tasks. He will always be at your service, when you need them, the most. He will surely help you, if you ask them for any help. He will try to find your pain, and solves it, as much as he can. But, there exists, something secret, that you may not discuss with a true friend too.

          But, A Best Friend, is a person, who always thinks of you, even at the odd hour. He always tries to help you, when he finds something wrong in your behavior. He will never wait for your decision, to do something good to you. If you were in worst situations, then, he will be the first person, to face those situations, giving you some hope. There exists no more secrets between two best friends.

        But, Its not a easy task to have friends, even, we can find a true friend in our life. But, Best Friends are hard to find, and if you find them, then, there won't be any lucky person like you, ever.

  33. Monae93 profile image59
    Monae93posted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone to confide in and who will be there for you, a true friend is someone who you know will be there and who has always had your back, but a best friend is someone who you can talk to about anything and there is no judgement; someone who you can sit up with and talk about anything for hours and it only feel like minutes; it's basically someone who feels like blood...

  34. Lynn White profile image60
    Lynn Whiteposted 8 years ago

    A friend can be someone you met, you enjoyed their company and you don't mind entertaining them again. I true friend is someone who you know for sure that you can depend on in good times and bad times. A true friend will tell you the truth no matter the outcome. They will always have your best interest at heart. You know that you can call on them any time.  You do not have to see them everyday or even talk to them on a daily basis, but you can trust that they will be there for you. Now a best friend is someone that you have spent a lot of precious time with.  They are the ones that you enjoy talking to or hanging out with. A best friend is the person who you tell you deep down secrets. A best friend can change over different periods in your life. Some off the titles(true/best) can intersect but not necessarily mean the same thing.  For example, a best friend might not always tell you the truth because they do not want to hurt your feelings, on the other hand, a true friend will be honest with you even though their answer might not protect your feelings.

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    ajjiiposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone who is kind to you and shares similar interests to you. You should be able to call your friend and speak to them comfortably. They should want to hang out with you and they are happy to see you when you bump into them unexpectedly or meet them at a social gathering.

    A true friend is someone you have known for a long time, who has been through a lot with you. Someone who is everything a friend is and more because they have stuck by you through some hard times and you know you can trust them to be there for you when you need them.

    A best friend is the person you can never get bored of. The person who shares a lot of the same interests you do and who you can talk to for hours on end about anything and everything. Your best friends are sometimes like your other half, they know everything about you and still love you. Sometimes guys who like you may even get jealous of your friendship with your best friend because you guys are inseparable and get on like a house on fire.

  36. profile image48
    Zanaibposted 8 years ago

    A friend is a very great friend if they are a truly friend for you,they give you a true advice,they admire you,courage you and also increase your patient..If you have any problem they solved with you....that"s my point of view

    A true friend is someone who trust you,help you when you need...I respect their wishes. A true friend means to be a friend and the powerful influence of friends in our lives. It is putting someone else first. It is being strictly honest, loyal, and chaste in every action. Perhaps it is the word commitment that unlocks the real meaning of friendship.

    Best friend mean But holding that title for someone else is as much about commitment and honor and respect as a romantic relationship is — it involves compromise, trust, and a mutual growth that allows certain friends to last through decades and incredible life changes
    You are the keeper of their secrets, the one they cried in front of, the one they are able to be fully themselves with.

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    Takarahgaryposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion, a friend is someone you don't necessarily talk to on a regular basis. Someone you converse with, but nothing beyond that. A true friend is someone you can confide in and they are there for you. A best friend is a true friend and much more. A best friend is someone you can be yourself around and not feel like you have to impress. They are someone who will have your back and be there for you whenever you need them. Someone who you can go for periods of time without seeing or having contact with and the minute you do get in touch, it feels like nothing has changed between you. You can tell them any and everything and they don't judge you but instead share their opinion. A best friend is practically family.

  38. profile image56
    Barb Kingposted 8 years ago

    Friend always helps you, a true friend is always by your side, and a best friend helps you in times of need

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    brendaaposted 8 years ago

    A friend is someone who you communicate with and happens to share some common interests with. A true friend is a friend who you happen to have shared some experiences with. Someone who had your back at one point in your life. A best friend is a combination of the two mentioned above. Someone with whom you can share your deepest secrets, emotions with. Someone who understands you better than anyone else.

  40. Rae-LeighDawn profile image60
    Rae-LeighDawnposted 8 years ago

    a friend is someone you have a rapport with. A true friend is usually something someone says after that person did an out of the ordinary kind act for them or that worked in their favor. A best friend is someone you feel extremely close to and depend a lot on for comfort and companionship.

  41. MRAMSEY97 profile image61
    MRAMSEY97posted 8 years ago

    A friend is just like an acquaintance you know a lot about them and hang around with them.
    A best friend is someone you could as a close friend and they would do a lot of things for you.
    a TRUE FRIEND. would do anything just to see you happy and keep you safe and you don't have to be with them for a long time and yet know they will always be there for you. No matter what the situation.

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    OrhanGokkayaTRposted 8 years ago

    A true friend is the one who keeps your secrets and betters you.
    A best friend is the one who always creates time for you.
    A friend is someone who occasionally shares his/her time with you.

    1. Justin Knapp profile image61
      Justin Knappposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A friend tells your true friend you are in jail.  Your best friend is right beside you in jail waiting for the true friend to post bail and all the other 400 Facebook friends post about the event.

  43. meenaskhi Arora profile image60
    meenaskhi Aroraposted 8 years ago

    Friend is simply a person by which you can share some , Best friend is that by which you can share your all problems and happiness and a True friend is that who can help you in all problems and stand with you in all situation. He/She don't never be selfish.

  44. Michaelchernin profile image61
    Michaelcherninposted 8 years ago

    In life we learn to Develop Friendships at every stage of our life that Last A Lifetime or a short time! It is a reality we cannot do without friends. But we cannot do with the wrong friends either.
    We come into this world with several relationships thrust upon us. Friendships are God’s way of allowing us to choose our own people that we remain close with. With friendships, we have a choice. We must make the best use of it.
    There are two sides to this story! We cannot do without friends. But we cannot do with the wrong friends either. Get the facts in this material, check here: http://rapbank.com/go/2781/76289. It helped me understand who friends are

  45. salmanasghar profile image60
    salmanasgharposted 8 years ago

    I think a friend in need is a friend inDEED

    particularly explaining Friend

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    MARI0512260146posted 8 years ago

    Mere friend can be any one, for time passing, for mood enhancers, yours colleagues, indeed any body.

    True friends are close friends, whom you share your emotions,
    Best friends are genuine friends and are called "friends of friend". A friend whom you devote your precious time, share deepest secrets.

  47. Rosualdo Ponce profile image82
    Rosualdo Ponceposted 8 years ago

    A friend knows your wrong and ignore it.
    A best friend knows your wrong and cover it.
    A true friend knows your wrong and rebuke it.

  48. clivewilliams profile image77
    clivewilliamsposted 8 years ago

    A Friend.....Think Facebook
    True Friend.....Will be there for you
    Best Friend.....A friend you can fight with, laugh with and die with

  49. archana v reddy profile image60
    archana v reddyposted 8 years ago

    as per me friend is whom i know and have no complaints with and would like to greet if i see them any where and call them for a party or outing...

    true friend is the one who would be beside me all the time may it be my success or my failure and would bear all my mistakes anger madness..... would not leave.....

    best friend is the one whom i can never imagine to leave or even spend a day without talking to him/her........ life without a best friend would be miserable.....

    best friends are always true friends.....

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    Reigndeeposted 8 years ago

    >A friend is someone you would go to eat out with and chat about what you plan to wear to the upcoming event. Possibly how much you plan to spend on that outfit. Superficial conversations. Drink some wine and wait for other friends to show up.
    >A true friend is one that you have known for many years and may not live nearby but you know what is going on in their lives. Your challenges you are encountering with your personal life(health, finances etc.) Two way street on counts the most. True friend encourages you more than a mere acquaintance no negative enuendos. Fake friends say smart mean things and are secretly jealous.
    >Best friends are usually one person that would try to help you resolve major issues in your life. Example: You are on a fix budget gained 20 lbs have no clothes that fit. Your best friend would quickly respond in getting you what you need.


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