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How do you know if someone is a true friend? What qualities would make you a good friend?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Friendship

A true friend is caring & honest with you.
When you ask for advice, s/he will tell you what s/he feels is true -- not necessarily what you want to hear. S/he will be compassionate, empathetic, and supportive too. Plus enjoy fun activities with you, & show up when s/he says s/he will! to have a friend like that, you need to be one also. Friendships take time & ongoing experience to build.

In brief: Friendship

A true friend is caring & honest with you.
When you ask for advice, s/he will tell you what s/he feels is true -- not necessarily what you want to hear. S/he will be compassionate, empathetic, and supportive too. Plus enjoy fun activities with you, & show up when s/he says s/he will! to have a friend like that, you need to be one also. Friendships take time & ongoing experience to build.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: True friend

Altruism, availability & empathy.
As the saying goes 'a friend in need is a friend indeed'.

In brief: True friend

Altruism, availability & empathy.
As the saying goes 'a friend in need is a friend indeed'.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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