Have you a best friend? What qualities should a best friend have? In this article I am going to be writing about what constitutes a best friend, I myself have had a number of best friends in my life of which only one has stood the test of time.
Your best friend should be somebody that you can trust one hundred percent. You should be able to confide in them knowing that they will not spread your news to other people. How many times have told a friend a piece of personal information and have then asked them not to tell anybody else about it? The sheer fact that you had to ask them not to tell other people should tell you that they are not best friend material.
All of us have stages of our life when we really need a friend. We may be in trouble, we may have done a terrible deed, what we require in this situation is somebody to support us, listen to our problems, offer advice, possibly a room to spend the night but most of all not to judge us. We all make mistakes; after all we are all human. A best friend will offer all of these things, without hesitation.
We all need somebody to be able to phone from time to time, just for a chat, somebody who will make us laugh and ultimately happy. We all need to have the odd night out, perhaps at the cinema, perhaps to go for a drink or perhaps to go to the theatre. A best friend will be the person to call and will make time for us in these situations.
A best friend will not stab you in the back , they will not spread rumours about you, you should be able to trust them with your life.
Does your best friend have the qualities mentioned above? If the answer is no, this does not mean that you need to dump this person totally, it merely means that you should not be regarding them as a best friend.