Do you make friends easily? Are there certain types you gravitate towards or do you keep a diverse group of friends? What do you like/not like about them?
Some acquaintances of mine consider me their friend but the feeling is not always mutual. I try to avoid the baggage of acquaintances, although it can't be helped when you're at school or work with the same people; deleting my facebook definitely eradicated such "casual" friendships. To me, if you're a friend, you're likely considered a close friend of mine. An exception being if they're in that awkward category where I find them interesting but they have romantic motives and I don't (platonic relationships are few and far in between, I regret to say).
Though I only have a couple friends, everything I'm interested in have to do with people so I do in fact yearn for more friendships. I think that explains why I trust so easily, but luck doesn't always show it works out. I go for quality over quantity.
All your friends are different so what pattern is the existing trait between them all?
- They get my humour because I can come off overconfident.
They are honest with themselves.
They are able to adapt to different situations.
They experience change and welcome new information.
They have a good heart and are generous people.
Their good nature stretch beyond themselves, want to see my success, and don't hold back criticism.
To give you a scope of what types I have kinship with...
ISTJ female - Not the best conversationalist but she's trustworthy, reliable, and the most loyal in any given situation. She doesn't exactly fit in my social group of artists, but I've known her the longest and I give her credit for the openness most STJs lack.
INFP male - Archaic romanticist with fixed values for as long as he could remember. His values are not based on tradition but a firm logical understanding of human relationships. I have the most engrossing discussions with him about virtue, love, and morality.
INFP female - Not surprisingly, we are a lot alike. We find the most ground to talk about psychological and social patterns in people. She's curious, playful, extremely generous, and super loving. We have a healthy, open foundation to support each of our endeavors.
ENFP male - Loyal and like the brother I never had, always recommending the most exciting ideas to try. Like dragging me into a surprise road trip to Niagara Falls. He's the most active of all my friends; together we jam (he's a bassist), do yoga, paint, and dance.
INTJ female - Discovered the ying to my yang and formed a unique bond in college. We exercise our wit to see who can make the most jokes. We communicate through really dry sarcasm that my F counterparts would likely be vulnerable with. Delightful storyteller to boot.
The most theoretical of my friends are the INFP male and INTJ female, however I've come to realise the distinction between the two. The NT presents a theory objectively to augment upon, while the NF presents a theory to reflect the values of his own. Types aside, I subject the most growth and knowledge from these two friends.
Please, discuss the dynamic between your friends (or enemies, if you prefer).