HOW TO RECOGNIZE TRUE FRIENDS
The first is that there is a true friend, and the second, there is also a false friend.Learning to recognize true friendship is one of the biggest challenges for teenagers.
1. WHO IS A TRUE FRIEND?
A true friend is someone who is truly loyal to you and wouldn't do anything to hurt you physically or mentally.
A true friend will always have something encouraging to say.
Someone you can trust, someone who will try to make you better.
Someone who doesn't pressure you into doing things that you do not want to do.
Someone you can share something with without fear of it being told.
A true friend lifts you up when you are down.
A true friend celebrates your victories with you without jealousy.
Someone who is patient with you.
A true friend never gossips about you.
Someone who sticks by when the going gets tough.
A true friend defends you even when you are not present.
Someone who can truly listen to you and help you with problems without making fun of you.
A true friend does not take pleasure in making you feel embarrassed
Does not snub or make you feel awkward and inappropriate in public.
2. WHO IS A FALSE FRIEND?
- A false friend persuades you to do what will get you in trouble.Someone who feels good when you are hurt.A false friend tries to make you go against your parentsSomeone who makes you slack off in school.Someone who criticizes you for no good reasonDoes things to hurt your ego, things to make you feel low.A false friend leaves you out of conversations.Someone who encourages you to do drugs, get sexually involved and commit crimes.Someone who spills what you you do not want public, gossips behind your back.A false friend lies to your face.Steals your propertyPressurizes you to just take one look at pornography or just have a taste of drugs.A false friend urges you to do things that are illegal or dangerous. May sound sweet and sincere when talking to you, may even look smart. Always try to check out what your friends want out of the relationship.A false friend tempts you into habits that will eventually harm you. Avoid those who just want to take advantage of you. Once you find a true friend, be loyal to that person.