5 Qualities of Good Female Friends
Kelly Rudolph | Excelle
November 13, 2009
Why are you a good, empowering friend to other women? What do you bring to the table?
We all have our specific qualities and in a friendship, we must to have something that benefits the other person if we are to be of value. What is it that you provide? Dependability? An ear to listen? Good advice? Positive feedback?
Or do you commiserate with your female friends? Do you jump into the gossip rut or complaining trap or do you empower and boost women and cheer them on?
If you find you’re not a positive influence on your friends, you can easily develop some skills to be more so. Keep in mind, if you have negative friends and you become more positive, they may take a while to catch on to the new, more positive you or may choose to leave the friendship.
Women who gain attention by always complaining are unlikely to warm up to a positive-minded person. After all, being positive means taking responsibility for your choices, situation and life and this is completely opposite of what negative people do.
Five great qualities to bring to the friendship table:
• Dependability – Dependability is underrated. If you are a dependable friend with personal boundaries, you are priceless. Without personal boundaries, many dependable friends get taken advantage of.
• Respect – Respect is earned, not aged into. If you respect your friends and what they stand for and it is mutual, your bonds will be stronger and more long lasting than others.
• Positive Feedback – A realistic positive outlook and encouragement are two of the most powerful things you can give a friend in crisis.
• Alternate Perspective – Looking at a situation from a different perspective is crucial to making good decisions. Helping a friend to do this is admirable.
• Honesty – Honesty is not synonymous with agreement. Tough love is sometimes necessary in friendships and is appreciated by true friends.
Think about your women friends and determine how many of them possess the above skills. You may be a catalyst to empower them all or feel the need to seek out new friends who are more inclined to match your friendship skill set.
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