“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.”
– Henri Nouwen
They say people enter our life for a reason.
And when you look at the different types of friendships we all need in our lives this makes perfect sense.
At the end of the day, we shouldn’t expect one person to be able to satisfy all our friendship needs. It’s just too much to ask. And this is why we tend to have friends to meet our different needs.
Below we have listed the different types of friends we all need in our life.
1. The loyal best friend
A loyal best friend is often the only person you can count on to help you keep your ground. We all need a loyal friend who goes with us through thick and thin. This is the type of person who doesn’t judge you when you’re at your lowest and accepts you even with all your flaws, but at the same time loves you unconditionally.
2. The one who helps you bring out your creative side
A friend who can bring out your creative self is crucial because they help you mix things up in your life. They show you that there is more than one way through which you can express yourself. And be sure, your creative side will benefit you in ways you might never have expected.
3. The one who’s always up for an adventure
There are so many places to see, people to meet, and things to do in this vast world of ours, but many of us never get the chance to experience them due to the never-ending routines we’ve found ourselves in. This is why we all need an adventurous friend by our side who can shake us up and introduces us to new things we never would have had the courage or chance to do on our own.
4. The great listener
A friend who listens to you when you need to be heard is absolutely essential. This friend is a great advice-giver and you can go to them any time you need a shoulder to cry on or just someone who can help you see things clearly again. The great listener will always tell you the honest truth and help you find ways to deal with your troubles.
5. The wise mentor
If you have a wise, intelligent, inspiring, high-spirited, and admirable friend in your life who never looks down on people unless they’re helping them up, you can consider yourself lucky. We all need a friend who can push us to become the best version of ourselves without making us feel inadequate. Having such a person in your life can challenge you to reach new heights you never thought you could have reached before.
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