Question of the Week: What Qualities Do You Look For in a Friend?

Friendship is a tough topic for me to write about. I don’t have close friends as an adult the way I did when I was a kid. And I really miss that.

I recently shared a room with my friend Lisa at a retreat, and we stayed up until 2:00 am talking one night! It was amazing, and I really wish she didn’t live clear across the country.

One of the most important qualities I look for in a friend is the ability to talk with me without any competition or awkwardness.

You know the “friendships” where you have a hard time coming up with things to say when you’re together? Yeah, I don’t do those. I need to be able to relax into the friendship like putting on my comfiest jammies.

How about you? Do you have close friends?

In the comments below, share the qualities you look for in a friend.

1 Comment

  1. Shybiker on June 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I’m fortunate. I find it incredibly easy to make friends and people tend to trust me almost immediately. I can have as many close friends as I want. I value my friendships so I don’t take on too many.

    People fascinate me and their personal history and minds are fun to learn about. I’m drawn to people who are different, who have interesting backgrounds, who have grown beyond convention. What you’ve described about yourself tells me you’d be a great candidate for my inner circle.