what is your criteria in having a friend?

@nita04 (215)
Philippines
August 4, 2012 6:11am CST
I am not so meticulous in choosing a friend. As long as you are honest in making friends with me, without inhibitions, pretenses. No matter who you are, you can have a genuine treatment from me. I am the kind of person who doesn't expect too much from a friend, as long as we get along fine it is enough with me. For you, what is it that you look in a friend?
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11 responses
@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
5 Aug 12
Someone who I can get along with, who treats me well. I mean, everyone has skeletons in their closet, and a lifestyle that varies fron yours, so I just make sure that we enjoy each others company, and are respectful for one another. That is basically it. I've not got a big check list for love or friendship. If you celebrate the differences of people, and look for awesome good people, it should be cool :D
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
5 Aug 12
I can go with almost anybody. I don't put any criteria on who can be my friend. As long as they want to be my friend, I am open to friendship. Although I am very careful in giving my trust to anybody because based on my experienced, some people are taking advantage most especially if they can see you as a kind and giving person.
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Aug 12
I have learnt that there are people out there that you think are your friends, people who you have known for years you thought were your friends are not your friends at all. I try to not tell people to much of what is going on in my life, as that way noone can gossip about me. I feel that there are people that are genuine and are really great friends, then there are the others that will cause trouble or talk about you behind your back.
@Byamee (84)
• India
4 Aug 12
Hello nita I have always believed that people should get to know each other more and increase ther horizons. I look at things this way "my best freind was once a stranger to me" this thought goess for all my freinds and for all your freinds too... Our friendship bloomed because we gave each other a chance, so what i look for in a friend is his perception. If they match mine or contradict mine it doesn't matter much, as in both cases i got a partner for conversation. So my motto is to just keep understanding people.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
4 Aug 12
I am not really picky on having a friend. Who is sincere, honest, and be just a friend, that should be good enough for me. I don't need someone who is constantly looking for benefits, or taking advantage of me, that is someone I should get away from. Anyway, friend is friend, you don't need a bunch of them.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 12
Everyone has own character and habit.For me to having a friend i always check for their family background,education and also religion.If they have good family background and religion,i am sure they will have good attitude.Leave your friend who has bad habit and attitude soon.Cause someday he will make a trouble for you.Or you can just try to know but not to close with him.
@mervyn07 (437)
• Singapore
4 Aug 12
I don't choose my friend because i believe in law of attraction. You will only attract those who are the same as you. So be good and good things and people will come to you.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
Everyone wabts someone who is true. Someone who accepts us even if we are not beautiful and someone who does not belittle us.We never want a hypocrite.We want someone who gives us advices and who lead us to the right
@Axai2012 (371)
4 Aug 12
A friend for me like what I have right now is someone I can talk to for hours just about anything. We like to do things together. She is honest. She tells me if what I did bothers her which I really don't mind. I am happy being friends with her. So who I have right now is exactly the friend I am looking for.
@riyauro (6430)
• India
4 Aug 12
I choose my friends very carefully. Before I was like you but now I don't have much friends. I see what the person talks, whats the intentions, the over all behavior. I want to be friends with people match with me but not opposite me. I don't like some behavior patterns of people and so I do not choose them as my friend. thanks for sharing. have a good day.
• United States
4 Aug 12
First of all, I'm an introvert so I usually don't pursue friendships. I allow people to come to me. I want people to be on their best behavior with me and I feel it's my responsibility to do the same. I don't like friends who are clingy and demanding and I'm very selective about who I choose to spend time with. Some of my pets have been my best friends because they're so unconditionally loving and accepting of me and my flaws.