4 Common Qualities of People With Many Loyal Friends
People are often overly concerned with their social circles and social existence in general. They want to be well-liked by those around them. They want people to think they’re well-connected, attractive, popular, etc.
The problem with this type of thinking is that it’s so very shallow. Searching for popularity or basic approval from everyone around you does not lead to social satisfaction. Social satisfaction is found when you let go of the need to have everyone like you and instead focus on finding a group of loyal friends.
If you are surrounded by a group of people who know you on a deep level and are loyal to you, then you know that you’re doing well. True, meaningful relationships are far from the kind that are based off of perceived status or physical attractiveness. They blossom as a result of a deeper connection.
So how can you find that connection? What types of qualities are exemplified by people who end up having many loyal friends?
Here are 4 of them.
Real relationships only form as a result of being true to your authentic self. Look. We’re all quirky, idiosyncratic individuals, and we all have a little bit of craziness in us. This isn’t something to be ashamed of — it’s a part of our humanity. The people who don’t think twice about acting how they wish and saying what they feel are the ones who attract the truest of friends.
Being self-absorbed and obsessed only with your own affairs and interests won’t get you very far when it comes to finding loyal friends. Stop being so conceited and start caring about other people. Care about their hobbies, ideas, and experiences. Really listen to people.
It’s a statistical fact that if you discount certain types of people before you even really know them then you will not meet as many good friends as those who don’t judge. People who are caught up in judgment and gossip tend to find others who hold the same types of attitudes. These people wind up talking shit about each other behind their backs and don’t really have much of a friendship. Embrace people. Give everyone a chance. Love the fact that we’re all different.
This is key. People who earn the respect of many friends are generous in spirit, in kindness, in trustworthiness, and of their talents. Friendship isn’t about asking what someone else can do for you. It’s about sharing yourself selflessly with other people and knowing that the reward lies in doing so.
So now you have a clearer idea of what it takes to gain many true and loyal friends. I hope you’ll implement these tips in your own life or at least aspire to uphold them. The world has enough shitty friends. Be a real one, and amazing things might happen.
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About Gregory Arnold Gregory is a writer, difference maker, and personal growth enthusiast. He believes that by improving ourselves, we find true happiness and improve the world in the process.