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5 Ironclad Ways to Be A More Genuine Friend | Wealthy Gorilla

Be a mystery

Be a mystery

Be mysterious and surprising, and not an open book to your friends.

You become more likable and sought after, and meeting you is more fun for your friends too.

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Understanding friendships

Understand why some friends stay for years, while others fade away after a few months, or weeks. 

If you understand the nature of the friendship you have with a person, you can better...

Simple Friendships
  • Associate:  The relationship revolves around that specific thing, and you barely ever talk about anything else.
  • Useful Contact: With this type of friend, you exchange useful information, job opportunities, industry news, you introduce each other to people, exchange tips on good deals, etc. But, you don’t discuss personal matters with each other.
  • Favor Friend: This the type of friendship you could have with a nice colleague or neighbor. You help each other with the simple stuff.
  • Fun Friend: This is the type of friend that makes you take yourself less seriously. The friendship doesn’t require a lot of investment from you; it’s just about relaxing, having a drink, partying, laughing, etc. 
  • Helpmate
    This is like having two simple friendships in one; you socialize with this person, and you help each other as well. 

    This one you can ask for lifts to the airport, and call during emergencies like car accidents. You don’t rely on your helpmate for emotional support.

    Essential for our survival

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    Advantages of friendships

    Friendships create diversity. Your chances of dealing with certain problems are increased if you have friends with different skillsets.

    • For instance, the death of a partner. Your survival is dependent on having close friends who can support you through difficult times.
    • Friends with different interests, strengths, and weaknesses provide a safe space to help us test our ideas and develop our character.
    • Friends with different talents can help us realize our own potential.
    • Our life expectancy increases with a network of reliable friends.
    A key component of success

    If friendship becomes another checkbox on your to-do list, you're probably going to miss out on good friendships.

    If we put in some effort into learning how to become a good friend, the rest will come easier. With friendships, we live longer, with more laughter, less fear, and a higher quality of life.

    Friend-zoning

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    We Don't Know Ourselves

    A recent study showed that men overestimate how good-looking they are to women. Women, on the other hand, think they are less attractive to men, which is not the case.

    People who think they are highly attractive may incorrectly assume that the other person is sexually interested in them.

    Taking The Lead

    Men look for signs or attraction more than women do, like it has always been. Men initiate the love and take the lead, deciding to move out of a platonic relationship faster than women.