As you experience life, you will experience numerous folks. Some of them will be just associates while others will get to be friends. Genuine friends are rare; you may have just a couple genuine friends throughout your life at any given time. Here are several recognizable characteristics that true friendships possess that other relationships lack.
A good friend can tell when you need an ear, or just to take the floor for a few minutes and talk something out. More importantly still, they help you determine where you have good, solid, actionable ideas and where they think you’re a little off-base.
Good friends take the time to ask about your life, your interests, and your opinions. They also take the time to be there when you need them and want to help you be the best person you can be.
True friendships are nonjudgmental. Your friend may not agree with or like everything you do. He may even express an opinion about the things you do, but he will not judge or belittle you for your decisions or behavior.
Even when you do something your friends don’t agree with, if they’re really good friends, they will support whatever you decide to do, within reason. They may not agree or like what you’re doing, like moving across the country to snag a good-paying job, but they’ll be there with the pizza and beer while you load up the truck!
Good friends don’t lie. (Except on rare occasions of the “Does this dress make me look fat?” sort. Those kinds of lies don’t count because they are intended to spare your feelings.) When the chips are down and you really need to be told the truth, your friends may hate it…but they’ll do it. This applies in situations like when your friends tell you maybe you’re partying a little too much or working too hard. If they tell you something like this, they’re speaking from the heart. You owe it to them and your friendship to listen.
He/she is someone who will always adapt to your ways and you will to theirs. Great friends are those who truly care for one another and will always find a common ground. You don't need to push yourself or your friend into a certain lifestyle, they just adapt to it