(from 10 Countries)
USA: Rick, Jami | Argentina: Johny | China: Fiona, Catherine | Romania: Flory | India: Kratika, Fandy | Algeria: Soso | Iran: Behnam, Sara, Merisa | Tunisia: Amin | Morocco: Karim | Russia: Sersh
Format: General discussion on Skype.
Catharine: friends must be honest towards each other, be caring and also have the same interests. Comfort is essential In terms of friendship. A friend would defend our similar values, besides friends are not looking at each other’s possessions. Loyalty and honesty are very important in terms of friendship.
Fiona: appearance plays a big role when choosing friends. Friendship is a process: it starts with physical attraction, then getting to know about their inside and finally developing the friendship further.
Flory: friends care about loyalty; they are always there for each other and would let you know about your weak points in order to strengthen them and grow personally. A person can be measured by their friends so be careful whom you're getting into friendship with.
Fandy: we associate with people around us. Friendship is something dynamic which we are not able to plan. It happens based upon things we share (hobbies, Interests etc.). And friends never manipulate each other.
Kratika: a friend is someone whom you can trust, rely on and share your hardship with. If you have a friend and you really care about that person then you're in a real friendship, a friend has an impact on your own character, so choose your friends warily. Financial matters are out of friendship affairs.
Amin: demonstrating kindness and friendly behavior should be something we all do not only with friends. A friend to me is the one who is not interested in my possessions but the one who cares who I am.
Soso: your friend must have higher level than yours (better than you in all aspects) In order to learn things and improve yourself or at least be in the same level as you are. Opinions about what a friendship is vary from person to person but you must get together with someone who can teach you and who can cause a positive impact on you.
Karim: true friendship can be developed very quickly. A friend can have many different qualities. Loyalty is one quality most people look for in a friend. Intelligence is another quality valued by many people. Other qualities that people look for include: sensitivity, honesty, having the ability to listen and generosity.
Sara: A good friend likes us for who we are; a person sensitive enough to cry when we cry. A good friend would encourage us and support us in all aspects of our lives. “I look for a person who can listen to me and understand me.” A friend doesn’t have to have all answers. A good friend is the one who read your mind and know what you are thinking. True friends never use your private information against you or never reveal it.
Sersh: I prefer to be friend of someone who has a lot of money, have influential power; someone who is very successful because if the person does not have those things he/she is a loser and very unhappy person. I would be “infected” by his/her unhappiness and his/her failures. If we are in the company of successful people we may get some of that success too.
Merisa: Real friends are nice to each other, care about each other, listen to each other, they are always there for each other to support each other and despite the arguments they’re still friends. Having something in common is essential to maintain the relationship.
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