Having friends is very important, useful friends to be precise. There has been the continuous backlash on women for having friends who don’t help them in anyway. But we think the reason why women have issues with friends is because of not defining these friendships.
Two important things to note before we get to the list are:
- Not every individual that is friendly is your friend.
- You don’t have to be friends with all you associate with.
First set of friends to have are the friends who show and hit you up with opportunities. This can not be overemphasized. If we do not surround ourselves with people who are aware of our skills and make a conscious effort to let us know if something comes up, then we’re heading no where.
The second type of friend is that friend who is always a source of comfort in difficult times. These friends always find a way to make you feel better at the worst of times. And we should all have them.
The third set of friends are those ones who are not afraid to tell you the truth. They always want the best for you and can identify when you’re not living up to your full potential, so they bring your flaws to your attention.
The fourth type of friends are those who are ready to do whatever it takes to support you. Just like the first and third set, they are readily available to give you all the support that is needed to get you to where you’re meant to be.
The fifth and final type of friend that every female should have is herself. Most times we’re not our own friends and we don’t even know. We treat ourselves badly and don’t believe in ourselves but when you make a conscious effort to be your friend, growth is on the way.
Finally, evaluate the friends you have now and identify the useful ones and do away with any form of negativity or hostility.
Also, make sure you are also at least three or more of these types of friends to those around you.