True friendship is wonderful. What could be better than having a person in your life who will never leave you – neither in joy nor in sorrow?
But with some people it happens that we begin to doubt: is this true friendship? After all, there are things that friends do not do …
Here are 3 signs your friends are genuine:
1. They don’t exaggerate your mistakes.
Have you ever met people who always exaggerate everything and make a Shakespearean drama out of every mistake you make? Real friends don’t do that.
Nobody’s perfect. A true friend will forgive you for your mistakes and will not constantly remind you of them. And a fake friend will always twist everything in his favor.
2. They tell you the truth, even if it’s unpleasant.
Sometimes it’s hard to hear the truth. However, just because we find it difficult to perceive the truth, does not mean that it should be ignored. We all know how to deceive ourselves and caress our ears with beautiful inventions.
Fortunately, real friends will always open your eyes to the true state of affairs. They will tell you the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it. Friendship is built on honesty, so hiding the truth will not work.
3. They accept you for who you are.
Each of us has our shortcomings. Sometimes we don’t even accept ourselves as we are. What can we say about other people!
A true friend will never judge or criticize you too much. He may draw attention to some of your shortcomings to help you become better, but he will never humiliate you, preferring to notice your strengths.