qualities that i value most in friends—>
1.) loyalty & trustworthiness – it is important that a friend is loyal to me, so that i can feel safe enough to trust them with my secrets, hopes, and dreams. i want to be able to share my successes and failures…my good and bad qualities. i can do none of that if i don’t feel that a friend is loyal and/or trustworthy.
2.) honesty – it is important that a friend is honest with me, so that i can feel safe enough to trust them with the big and little things that only friends can help with in life. i want a friend to be able to come to me and tell me that i have spinach in my teeth, look awful in an outfit, or have really bad breath. i don’t want a friend to hide things from me, lie, or sugar-coat things…i just want full on, slap in the face honesty.
3.) sympathy/empathy – it is important that a friend is able to sympathize and empathize with myself, and with others. i want my friends to be able to understand my emotions and feelings, sometimes sharing them. it is very important to me to have friends that understand, or try to understand, where i’m coming from.
4.) humor – it is important that a friend has a good sense of humor, so that we can laugh and enjoy each other’s company. i want a friend to be able to have fun and be silly, not being afraid to make a fool of one’s self. i want to enjoy my friends’ humor, and i want them to enjoy mine.
those are the qualities that i value most in my friends.