What Does it Take to be a Great Friend?

3 tips on how to be a great friend in a world of ego centrism

What does it mean to be a great friend and how do you consider who the great friends are in your life?

We have likely had some incredible friends and some serious let downs in our lives. There are so many ways to be a great friend. Here is a list of the 3 ways to be a great friend.

  1. Ask questions. When you show genuine interest in what is going on in another person’s life, it makes you a great friend.
  2. Listen actively. Sometimes when people are speaking, we are processing what we want to say next instead of genuinely listening to what they have to say.
  3. Ask how you can be supportive. Sometimes our friends are not looking for us to solve their problems, they just want to be heard. In fact, the more questions you ask them, the more likely you are helping them come up with their own solutions.

In a world where broken trust and betrayal feel mainstream at times, be a great friend and surround yourself with people who have your back and lend their ear.