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What does it mean to be a true friend How is a true friend differentfrom any type of friend Through out life we meet people and get to knowthem eventually building relationships with the ones that stick aroundEven the internet can be channel for friendships There are a numbersocial networking sites where friendships form through technology evenspecialized sites for dating or even business But there is a vastdifference between something we see on a computer screen and read on aprofile and something that appears in real life There are varioustraits that make up a friend but there are three more specific onesthat make up a true friend A true friend is someone who is supportive loyal and caring Oftensupport and caring can go hand in hand with one another but they can bevery different Loyalty is crucial for partnerships and without itthere is no stable foundation for trust All these things are whatmakes a true friend and these defining traits can be viewed differentlyby everyone We all have opinions on what makes something perfect butthere is a basic set of traits for a true friend Making friends is a life skill that is always changing We are alwaysforced to be nice and polite to be friendly and to be at leasttolerable to other people we dont get along with When you go beyondsimple acquaintances you have a friendship And when you go beyondregular friendship it becomes a true friendship There are distinctdifferences between a friend and a true friend An element to a truefriend is someone who is supportive in the best way A friend shouldalways be supportive and respectful but always aware of their friendssafety For example there can be instances when harm can be done ifsupport is administered wrong Lets say a friend is dating an abusivespouse and they ask for your support This would be an instance whencaution is to be applied Rather
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