Friends: Interpersonal Relationship and Friend

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Classification of My Friends

Ever since I was young enough to know what friends were really about, my parents always taught me to recognize and appreciate my friends. There are three different kinds of friends in life. I classify them according to how well I know them and they know me. We encounter friends almost everyday, whether in school, home, or everyday activities. How often do we sit down and really think about classifying our friends. First, there are the “everyday friends”- general acquaintances. Next, there are “social friends”. Last, “best friends” our true to the heart friends.

The first type of friends is more of an acquaintance. This means you know their name. You might not even remember what they look like if you see them in a crowd. You usually meet this type of friend in school, home, or in everyday activity. This type of friend is sometimes a friend of a friend, who you would not mind having a cup of coffee with, but if something came up you would not mind getting up and run out on this person.

You normally would not miss an everyday friend of they were not around. This type of friend is the one who gives you the most amount of aggravation. Since most of the time, you are in the position where you have to act friendly towards them, such as school or work. An everyday friend is not someone you would find yourself asking, “If they have plans for the weekend”

The second category of friends I call “social friends.” This is because they are closer then acquaintances, but nowhere known as a best friend. Social friends are usually who are involved with your everyday friends. You know their name, a little of what the like or dislike, a little family history, and usually have several things in common. Like the saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” This is a friend, you do not mind spending time with, or asking their plans for the weekend. The way you know your “social friend” is not your “best friend” is the fact that a “social...
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