STORY WRITTEN BY: WattaFox
No man is an island. Throughout the courses of our lives, we’ll meet people who will walk with us along the way; some of them leaves, but some stays—and that is what we call as a “FRIEND”.
In a world full of “bes”, be the “best ‘bes’” among them. However, some are really good shapeshifters that some will eventually bring you down. Here are some characteristics on how to know if you’re really dear to them and if they really treat you as their friend:
1. THEY SUPPORT YOU.
A real friend will stand by your side even when everybody else has left your side. Real friends will still count on you even if everybody has already counted you out.
2. THEY TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
A real friend will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you wanted to hear. Even if the truth will hurt, they will still tell you that for they wanted to help you be a better person. Who would want to be told a comfortable lie from a friend who could tell you a helpful truth? Be the better mind and be a better friend. The truth will always set you free.
3. THEY DEFEND YOU.
Real friends don’t fuel fire brought forth by other people, instead, they stand up for you and defend you when you are not around to defend yourself. If you are a real friend or if your friend is real, then stand by each other and don’t stab each other on the back. You have each other’s back, go defend and stand by them when someone says something whenever you’re not around.
4. THEY ARE HAPPY FOR YOU.
Real friends don’t have time to get envious with each other’s success because they are too busy celebrating with each other. Friends would want you to win in life so they are happy for you more than what you are for yourself.
5. THEY ARE LOYAL.
Real friends don’t need your presence to stay loyal. Who they are in front of your face is who they are behind your back.
6. THEY DON’T COMPETE WITH YOU.
They wouldn’t and will never belittle your accomplishments boasting their own. They let you have your moment and doesn’t steal the spotlight away from you.
7. THEY ARE THERE FOR YOU.
Real friendship is not measured for how many times you see each other or how many times you talked to each other for a week, 24/7. What matters most is you are there with each other when one is in need of you the most.