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Parents typically discuss the importance of being careful with the selection of friends with their children. Some parents go even further to warn their children that some ‘so-called friends’ aren’t really who they claims to be. This last guidance is something that’s often learned too late after expecting a friend to be available (e.g., physically, emotionally, spiritually) in a time of need. It’s at this point that individuals can be faced with the reality that their expectations won’t be met.
Individuals within someone’s social circle(s) aren’t always friends, but are usually an:
Unfavorable friends can be classified as a/an:
Favorable friends can be categorized as a:
These categories and classifications are important to understand; however, the type of friend that’s preferred is a:
The categories and classifications provided are partial lists of the various types of good and questionable friends, respectively.
Anyone who reviews this information will hopefully not have to examine it closely to determine the categories which describe their friendships. If so, then there might be a need to review the classifications carefully as a guide to reevaluate a relationship.
A friendship should be based on mutual beliefs, attitudes, desires, and sometimes future goals that won’t easily be impacted by certain moments, situations, or conditions.
After reviewing these categories and classifications:
Are you okay with the types of friends in your environment? If not, then it might be time for replacements.