Every day we communicate with a large number of people. Although some communicate only in order to obtain some benefit for themselves. How to determine which of the friends is real, and who only uses you or is a toxic friend ? In this article we will help you recognize a loyal friend and all those whom you should not trust.

Pay attention to what friends say

Listen to what your friend says in front of other people. Does their attitude towards you change due to the presence of mutual friends? Remember, a true friend must support you in any situation, even if you are with him in the minority and the rest of the company is protesting against his decision.

Also pay attention to whether you feel relaxed with your friend . If you have a trusting relationship, then their presence should encourage you. Remember, the friend said that you will not succeed, did not discourage you from trying to fulfill some old dream? If you had those kinds of conversations, then it is very likely that that friend envies you. A true friend will support you by joining any of your efforts and not just in words.

A true friend will always notice your new clothes, haircut, or achievements in studies. And if your friend prefers to talk only about herself, then she is not interested in you. Remember when you last heard a compliment or compliment from your friend? Does he support you before important exams or a date with a guy you are not indifferent to?

A true friend always listens to you with interest

In the previous paragraph, we have already mentioned that true friends don’t just talk about themselves. True friends also talk about their partner, with genuine sincere interest and a desire to help. Think about how often you and your girlfriend talk about your problems and concerns. Does she not take the subject to herself, is it hardly possible for her?

A true friend should not only listen to you, but also give you good advice. Try to check with your friend, if he can’t answer your questions with confidence, then there are problems. Talk to him about your life situation and pay attention to his reaction, especially his eyes and facial expressions.

If your partner starts looking around, responding inappropriately and checking her phone, then she’s not interested. After a while, you can remind him of this conversation and see how much he remembers what you said to him. All people are selfish, but your best friend must genuinely be interested in your life.

True friends don’t gossip

Unfortunately, girls often cannot hold their tongues, but this should not concern best friends. Remember, if you know that a friend is spreading gossip about you, you need to seriously talk to him.

If you are not absolutely sure that your friend is not slandering you, you should stay away for a while, because everyone can become the property of the whole class. In a word, take a closer look at your friend. Maybe he is talking about you behind your back, if so, then he cannot be called a true friend.

How often does your friend say “no” to you?

true friend will always find time to communicate with you . If a friend often finds reasons not to meet with you, then perhaps they prefer more interesting activities. Remember that the best friend is a full-time job. They can’t be best friends at school, but not calling each other and not walking together in their spare time.

Friends are interested in each other, which means that joint leisure must be perceived as rest. If your friend walks with other people or just sits at home, then they lack a bit of communication. Try talking to your friend about it – people often seek friendship just to avoid being alone. Do not waste time with those people, maybe someone close to you will treat you much better.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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