Have you ever been next to someone that made you want to be…really far away? If that’s the case, you may have been sitting next to a negative person. Negative people can be like vampires – they’ll suck other people’s good energy and and attempt to bring those good people to the dark side.
It can also happen the other way around. Sometimes, you sit next to someone and you’re unsure why – but you like their attitude and you feel comfortable in their presence. Here are a few reasons it’s important to surround yourself with these kinds of people:
They genuinely celebrate your victories. They say good friends are discovered in bad moments, but the moments aren’t all necessarily bad! A lot of ‘frenemies” enjoy when you are “lesser than” – and when you shine, they do not celebrate your victories. So, a sign that you have a true friend is when that person celebrates your accomplishments as much as you do.
They don’t criticize. They understand that everyone has a right to do things their way, and they don’t judge you for your unique perspective – even if it differs from theirs.
They don’t have an agenda. They are there for you when you need them and they don’t make you feel as if you “owe them one” after they help you out.
They are generous. A stingy friend is not a good friend. You don’t have to be wealthy to be generous, and you don’t have to spend money either. You can show generosity by giving them your time, or a smile when in need.
They want to be part of your life. Not only when it’s convenient for them, but in general.
If you have friends like this, you have a priceless treasure – don’t lose them, because they are hard to come by. Comment below and tag a friend who makes your life better!