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  • Real friends won't conveniently become "busy" when you need them.
  • You'll find out when you need something really unpleasant. A real friend will be there for you no matter what you need, good or bad.
  • In my opinion a true friend has no ulterior motives. They just like you for who you are, enjoy your company and are happy to be a part of all events in your life, good and bad.
  • A real friend will be there for you when you need someone the most. Others will shy away from bad situations that come your way.
  • They usually distinguish themselves before long.
  • Friends don't need an explanation, no matter what you ask them. Also you don't need an explanation, no matter what they ask you. Friendship's a two-way street.
  • There is unconditional love between the two of you. By this I don't mean in any way a sexual love, but pure love where you treasure each others friendship
  • look around you when you really need some-one.
  • How you know you can trust one another threw the thick and thin
  • Ask them to lend you a significant amount of money.
  • A real friend askes the hard questions because they care. Then follows up to help you find the right answer for you.
  • A real friendships give and take. Take a good look at who the takers are. They usually try to manipulate you. When they ask you to do something they make you feel guilty when they ask. A real friend isn't afraid to tell you that your wrong. A real friend will add to you and not destroy what he thinks you have. You'll find these are a minority. If you've found five in life you have done something and you can die a happy man!
  • If you had to have help and had to have it right now, which five people would you call? The five people I would call in case of an emergency and those five people I am sure that would come, are the ones I consider my real friends.
  • Some who calls to check up on you when you've gone so busy that yoou couldnt even call to say hey
  • After not seeing them for a long time, you get together and just pick up where you left off with real friends. And even the occasional silence isn't awkward.
  • the only person i call my friend is my spouse, everyone else is just out for themselves and what they can get from me
  • ask to borrow money
  • when you have a couple of emotional/mental/psychotic disorders anyone who's around for more than a year is a keeper .... or a hallucination
  • they will bail you out of jail others will say they don't know you
  • People who claim to be your friends will sell you out in order to advance themselves if necessary. It could be dating an ex. you still care about, stepping on you to get ahead at work. You're real friends wouldn't do that.
  • A real friend drops you off and picks you up from the airport when you need a ride. Also if you've ever gotten a flat tire - the first friend to offer up their help and time is usually a true one.
  • If they're there when you need them. They're happy when something good happens to you. And they except you for who you are.
  • The simple (& maybe only) test is that a real friend will help you in need. There is no other way to find out. I learned this after much mistakes with crappy friends but after that I left many friends including one of my best friend who was with me for 8 years & a couple of other people but now I'm really happy with being with people who I know will do whatever they can in the hour of need. Although I donot recommend testing people but you can test some. Ask them for some big help (which you know they can do without getting into disastor) & make clear that its really important for you. Some people will just back away, some will make excuses & some will help you. But its not the only thing to be considered. Recall past experiences with your friends & use your brain. Things will get clear over a longer period of time. Don't declare a friend as good or bad on basis of testing. Don't go on marking every person "fake friend" or "bad" on small things. Also consider their limitations on what they can do. Some people are just too much "limited". Leave them with their limitations & some usually come up with excuses. They are not worth "making friends" too. Some are always using you. In my opinion, always try to maintain "equality" in your relationship. The only ultimate test is when you'll get into real shit. Then it'll automatically come to you "who is your real friend". I can go on. To make it short start experimenting, use your brains, slowly detach yourself from "fake friends" & keep just simple aquaintance with them. My personal experiences: In my personal experience with a lot of people that around 90% of "really good friends" are not real friends. But ofcourse thats my personal experience only and may not apply to everyone.
  • a fake friend will say "thats terrible"when you get in trouble a real friend will say"man,we really messed up this time"
  • The way you tell a true friend is if you get into alot of fights and you still end up hang out with them and another way is if they go out of their way for you.
  • U CAN'T RELLY TELL. (EXCUSE MY LANGUAEG) BUT WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN. YOU'LL SEE WHO STICKS BY YOUR SIDE AND WHO DISSEPEAR...
  • Sometimes people whom are not your real friends will take time to reveal their "true colors" to you. A true friend will ask how you are doing and stay to hear the answer and really show interest. Especially when you have a problem. The people who pretend will make excuses so that they do not have to get "too involved with you." There is a quote from Maya Angelu (SP?) "WHEN PEOPLE TELL YOU WHO THEY REALLY ARE, THE FIRST TIME....LISTEN TO THEM" meaning when a supposed friend lets you down in some way or does something a true friend would not do...LISTEN! Heed this advice.
  • FAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food. REAL FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food. FAKE FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong. REAL FRIENDS: Would sit next to you sayin "Damn ... we fucked up ... but that shit was fun!" FAKE FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back. REAL FRIENDS: Keep your shit so long they forget its yours. FAKE FRIENDS: Know a few things about you. REAL FRIENDS: Could write a book about you with direct quotes from you. FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing. REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you. FAKE FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough. REAL FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say "Bitch drink the rest of that you know we don't waste." FAKE FRIENDS: Will talk shit to the person who talks shit about you. REAL FRIENDS: Will knock them the fuck out.
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed.
  • the ones that give without wanting anything in return, stand beside you without judging, and never talks about you behind your back.
  • If they are real friends they will call me talk to me other than private talks, hangout with me, help me when im sad..
  • real friends would listen and help you with your problems. fake friends would just say, "oh, okay." or something like that and then change the subject. real friends do favours for you and don't want anything in return. fake friends do favours for you and expect you to owe them back in a bigger way. real friends tell you when you're doing something wrong. fake friends pressure you into doing something wrong. yes, there are many ways to know who's real and who's faker than pamela anderson's boobs. (:
  • That's such a hard thing 2 find out at first, but once u get 2 no sum1 ul realise whether their back-stabbin u, or if u can trust them. Its all dwn 2 how trust-worthy u r i guess
  • Become homeless and see if anyone offers you a spot on the couch,(or even the floor).
  • Real friends are there for the bad times, not just the good...like when you're broke or you found out your dad is gay. Stuff like that.
  • By Their Actions and the willingness to help when needed without being asked, a giver and not a taker. As My Dad always said that we will find out just how good of a friend they are for those reasons because, " you will find that you have very little good friends, but alot of aquaintance's "
  • A real friend is hard to find...they could be your school friend, your cousin, or, as in my case, your cousin's boyfriend(or ex-boyfriend as of date). They are the ones you can have a conversation with w/out ever saying a word, they can read your mind and your actions and they don't ask if everything is "ok" b/c they already know the answer. They are the ones you can not talk to in a month or 2 but can pick up the phone and say "I need you" or "Im scared" or say nothing at all but "hey" and no matter where they are, what they're doing, or who they are with they come straight to you, no questions asked. When you look back over your life, they are the ones in every single favorite memory you have. They are in every sad memoy you have-letting you cry in their lap or on their shoulder. They are the ones that make you bust out laughing in the middle of church b/c of something they did a year ago-it's just that funny. They are the ones that you can't even imagine not growing old with. If they are mad at you, it kills you-it literally hurts your heart, but that doesn't happen very often, usually never...b/c they are the ones that know you better than anyone and therefore know you would never do anything to hurt them purposely. To sum it all up....a real friend-a best friend....they're the ones you find your second self in.Around here we call them "soul friends"..."One soul dwelling in two bodies." It is very rare that you actually find your one, true, soul friend and if you are lucky enough to have more than 1 then the stars really shine down on you. If you find that 1 hang onto them and dont let anyone/thing come between you-I guarentee they are much more the worth than anyone/thing else ever could be! & to mine-"I luv you Dennis! More than chocolate!"-Mav.
  • real friends never claim
  • this answer is kind of hard to put into words,but you ll find that the more that it takes to inconvenience a person,the closer a friend that person is.a person who is not a very good friend will be inconvenienced by being asked even small favours,while a true friend really wants to help in any way that they can.
  • When you're really down, a real friend will be there to listen, instead of running away. Also, a real friend appreciates you with all your little quirks. A real friend doesn't try to change you or convince you of things. In real friendships there is a common bond, so it's nearly 50-50, meaning it's not like only person is initiating all the contacts.
  • i didn't do this to test my friends, but it worked. i moved to a new location within the city. my fake friends did not offer or show up to help move!
  • real friends are there unconditionally. When you cry they cry, when you laugh they laugh, when you just need someone to listen they listen. To have a REAL friend then you must be a REAL friend.
  • Actions speak louder than words.... anyone can spin a line and talk nice and pretend to be a friend, but it's the little unexpected things a real friend does for you that counts.
  • to me a real friend is someone who will stay true to you no matter the circumstance. people who claim to be your friends, usually just want to hang out with you, and find stuff out about you ((they are the ones that usually start all of the rumors))
  • Friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies. Basically, when shit hits the fan and you need help from people that inconveniences them, the people who step up to the plate to be inconvenienced to help you out... those are the real cats in your life.
  • If they are not there for you no matter what, they are not your friends.
  • well i used to ahve a group of friends that would tell me to cut my hair cause it looks better short even thought it doesnt and when we were shopping they would tell me i looked good in things i just knew were horrible..i guess thats one way to tell but your true friends will always be there and will call just to talk not because they want something or need something..
  • You find out when you really need someone there for you. People that treat you right and stand up for you are true friends. i am still deciding if i have one of those.
  • G'day Kalevera, Thank you for your question. Genuine friends are people who will stick with you through thick and thin. You can tell that they are genuine when they are there when they need you. Regards
  • Anyway,Action speak louder than words.When U were involved in a big trouble,a real friend would help U out,but the false one will be far away from U.
  • A real friend is always there for you good or bad.they go though everything with you. they know when you are feeling down and do anything to make you happy.
  • An acquaintance is someone you hang out with only when it's convenient. A friend is someone who purposely seeks you out just so they could hang out with you. They are there for you when you are at your lowest and you are there for them in return.
  • i have the slightest idea, so when you find out, please tell me cause i think some of my friends are out to get me. those damn haterssssssss
  • Mostoftentimes, a friend will be interested in you for more than just WHAT you are and what you can do for them. Remember: there's you, the person, with just as much and many feelings and emotions as the next.
  • You really can't, till you set up some plan. I am 15, and the only way to tell if someone if really a friend of yours, you can't tell until the time comes where you lose everything and your friends have nothing to benefit from you except for you. The ones who run will be as what most call them fairweather friends.
  • Friends will bail you out of jail, real friends will be sitting next you saying damn we fucked up
  • A friend will bail you out of jail. A true friend will be sitting next to you in jail.
  • Real friends are the ones you can leave for long periods of time and when you come back its like nothing has changed!
  • Are they there when you need them? When it is uncomfortable for them to help, will they? When you have no money will they put out the dough to have you around? Will they tell you the truth when you are acting like an a$$? Can you trust them with secrets? Do they feel comfortable coming to you and asking for your help?
  • When you need them the most. You will find out Your true friends will be there.
  • A friend will go out drinking with you, A true friend is sitting in jail beside you saying"We fu&*%# up"!!
  • When you really need some1, who is with you? Who goes out of the way just to bring a smile on your face? Who can you call at 3AM at night because you had a nightmare and then the person doesnt grumble about it!!! Thats a true friend!
  • good friends are the ones that are there for you NIGHT AND DAY, that will do ANYTHING to help you - those ones that can put their things aside for a while and listen to you and help you where they can. Those claiming to be your friends are only there for you in 'happy times', they wont stand up for you in times of need.
  • if they stick with you through the tough times and the good times.
  • This should be obvious. They stick with you through the bad times and in a crisis.
  • A real friend in my experience is someone who sticks with you. Those peple whom even when you are happy or depressed are there for you, offering assistance, and encouragement. How to distinguish these people? Tell them a small secret, nothing majorly important but something told to them in confidence. If they can keep your trust then you know you can trust them. Great friendships are built on trust.
  • I'd ask myself who is always there and willing to help me when I need it! And who do I feel like I can truely trust!
  • Real friends are the one's who'll call you when they say they're going to. Real friends don't accept your invitations only to umm and ahh when you try to finalise a date/time then not turn up. Real friends take time to be with you and BE your friend. Real friends don't call you their friend then not act like one themselves.
  • real friends are there for you any time of the day or night and would go to the ends of the earth to help you. Those who just claim to be your friend will prove themselves to be such soon enough when you are in need.
  • a real friend is someone u go to for help and telling secrets to n for sure know that they wont ever betray you. a real friend is someone who u would feel comfortable telling your secrets to and is always there for you, no matter what
  • Real friends will be there for you when you are at your lowest.
  • A couple of years ago I was in the hospital, pretty much on death's door. I learned who my real friends are. They came to visit me and my wife, they fed our cats, they took care of all of the little things while I was mending. I know who my real friends are.
  • i guess people who've claimed to be my friends aren't around anymore. my real friends are still with me.
  • The hell if I know...I have some fake friends amongst my list
  • I found out who my real friends were when I was thought to be dying. They were the ones who kept my partner sane--even though they really didn't know him that well..they did it for me.
  • ... "a casual friend will not even help you move ... while a real & true friend will even help you move the body" ... __________ ... forgot the name of the comic, but that slice of their act answers this question nicely, doesn't it?
  • When you lose your job, apartment and car, then your real friends will still be with you. Good luck finding any.
  • "Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they aren't there the first time, chances are, you won't be needing them again." Author Unknown
  • A true friend consistently shows that they are trustworthy. I do believe that we can only count true friends on one hand. True friends are the people who accept you for who you are, good or bad, happy or sad, you can feel how you want, talk about what you want and they will always tell you the truth. I am truly blessed with my freinds because I know them inside out and I accept their flaws as they accept mine and we never try and change one another. Even if we think the other is making a big mistake we say so but don't interfere, we just give support when its needed. At your lowest points you will KNOW who your real friends are!
  • Their they one that are always there for you that's your real friend, not they ones that are just there to get attention from everyone.
  • by my gut instinct. its hard to fool me.
  • I distinguish real friends from people who claim to be my friends by the things they do and say.
  • Doesn't expect anything in return.. My friend flaked on me just recently but i'll always be there for her cause it's who i am...i make me who i am, nobody else. I help her, not cause i await somehting in retun but cause i wanted to help her when she needed it. When she flaked on me , it did hurt but only cause i've been seeing it in the way i've been taught/told etc. Deep down, i did what i did cause i wanted to..It's all as simple as that.
  • Well, its said that you can count your true friends on one hand. Here's a good quote: "A good friend will come bail you out of jail....A true friend will be sitting next to you saying 'Damn, we fucked up!'" And that's how I look at my friends. As someone on here said already, you'll know when the shit hits the fan who you're true friends are. Either they'll stick around through thick and thin or they'll scatter to the winds.
  • By actions.... Real friends distinguish themselves by the things they do for you, not just the things they say. Those that don't help you climb will want and watch you crawl. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships =)
  • spend time with them. The real person will come out over time. In the beginning, people put on a face to impress the other, and its never who they really are. over time, you will see who they really are and can determine what you want
  • Real friends are there for you through the rough and hard times (if they know you're going through a tough spot in life anyway). The friends who claim to be your friends who know how to say all the right words, but their actions fail to back them up will be nowhere in sight.
  • i wouldn't know, b/c everytime i think i have a best friend something bad happens and we end up never being able to talk again. and it always happens to be that it's only me that's devistated and the other person doesnt really care.
  • ask them to loan you money. lol
  • when they know all your shit and still want to be your friend. and when you are having a really crappy day and they want to hang out with you anyways because they know it will make you feel better.
  • Your first real friend is always yourself. If you can learn to love and accept yourself then you will find that others will be attracted to you because of your self-confidence. As for "friends", real or otherwise, if you can accept yourself and honor yourself then you will choose as friends only those who honor themselves and by choosing them, honor you. You simply will not choose as a friend someone who does not accept him/herself. So the question of who is a real friend doesn't really come up. You will have as friends only those who have themselves as their first true friend.
  • There actions.
  • the real friends are always there for you the fake friends will leave before the shit hits the fan
  • Friends who are casually friendly and for some benefits, but do not consider themselves to be intimate friends, are called, "casual friends” or "friends for benefits". A friend who supports his friends in time of emotional difficulties is a "true friend". This term also denotes a large degree of altruism, in that the true friend often sacrifices something of his or her own, usually time and resources, in order to help the friend in need. With regards, infoqueenbee, http://infoqueenbee.blogspot.com
  • real friends never vanish,in good times or bad times.fake friends are always gone,but always around when they need something from you
  • real friends never vanish,in good times or bad times.fake friends are always fone,but then always around when they need something from you
  • I just recently had this understanding. You can make sacrifices for your friends. You can compromise with your friends. There will always good and bad moment with your friends. But, the moment it becomes a drag to be with your friends, or it takes your energy, or you begin sacrificing YOURSELF, then you are not in a healthy relationship.
  • Real friends are honest and truthful with you. They won't tell you what you want to hear, but what you *need* to hear. They stand with you when you are going thru the storms of life. They don't judge you...and although they have your back...they don't go along with you when you are in the wrong. It makes me happy to know that I have some really good friends!
  • They distinguish themselves. Real friends are willing to tell you the truth even when it's not pleasant. They are also willing to hear the truth even when it's not pleasant. They are there through think and thin.
  • The ones who refuse to give up on me, and show me it's important by not putting their needs ahead of mine all the time.

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