3 Types of Friends You Need To Have In Your Life

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According to scientists most of the social problems we face in life is due to lack of friendship. Although true friendship cannot be artificially created, as it takes time to develop, friendship is a vital aspect of your wellbeing. Even from a business aspect, people who have close friends at work tend to be more productive and engaged at their job.

Friendship basically improves the quality of our lives. Nevertheless, it is crucial to pick your friends wisely. Whether it’s good or bad, your friends influence your life, your character and your behaviour. As well as the important choices you make in life.

Here are my top three types of friends (or people) you need to have in your life:

The Adventurous Friend

This type of friend will challenge you to take risks and try new things. Even though the adventurous friend is quite the opposite from you, you still seem to be very compatible. The adventurous friend is the type of friend that will help you step out of your comfort zone. This doesn’t mean that they will push you to do things that go against your values. Rather, they encourage you to do things that will help you grow as an individual.

For example, the adventurous friend encourages you to face your fear of heights or pushes you to finally write that pitch for a great business deal or partnership.

The ‘tell it like it is’ Friend

Everybody needs a ‘tell it like it is’ friend. Seriously! This type of friend dares to be brutally honest with you. Like, maybe even too honest. Often times when asking for advice we tend to hope people tell us what we want to hear, but the ‘tell it like it is’ friend will tell you what you need to hear. This type of friend will not always agree with you, and that’s a good thing.

They will challenge your ideas and your thinking. And besides that, they will never allow you to date someone who’s treating you badly, nor will they allow you to step out of the house wearing something that’s way out of style.

The Ride or Die Friend

The ‘I will ride or die with you’ friend will literally stick with you through thick or thin. They have seen the bad, the good and the ugly, and there’s nothing you can possibly hide from them. Also, this type of friend will defend you till the end.

Whether you’re in the wrong or in the right they will never talk bad about you behind your back. These types of friends are considered to be extremely loyal. A bad argument, disagreement or fight can never end the friendship (nor do they last long too). No matter what, you always find your way back to each other.

What type of friend(s) do you have? Am I missing any? Let me know in the comment box below!

Sarah Johnson

Sarah is Founder and Editor of IAMICareer. She currently holds a BA of Commerce and has a strong background in Marketing. Sarah is passionate about seeing millennials thrive in career and the workplace and is dedicated to helping millennial women bridge the gap between university and the corporate world.