Have You Done Friend Forensics On Others And On Yourself?

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There is an old saying that goes something like, "Show me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are." It mainly has come to be an admonition with parents raising teenagers to watch carefully the friends the kids bring home from the neighbohood or school to keep them with a good crowd and out of trouble.

Friend ConnectionsIt made me think

Have You Done Friend Forensics On Others And On Yourself?

We all add friends based on perhaps our work environment and also some common levels of interests in things. As adults in modern times with tools like blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Linked In, we add more CONNECTIONS and it is looking at THOSE connections and also the real world offline face to face people you have around you, psychologically it speaks VOLUMES of who you are. Probably getting down to the core maybe TEN people that are "friends" to you tell you inside you who you really are. You will share so many personality traits and ESPECIALLY VALUES in common. In romantic pursuits I think there are many "outlier people" we "TRY" to see if the opposites attract has any validity to it, but that is a trial and error phase we go through. COMMONALITIES  is what they say endures.

Not to put a right or wrong or a judgement on what you find learning about others or yourself with CHOICE OF FRIENDS but BETTER UNDERSTANDING is the goal.

A reminder, tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who YOU are.

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Dan Hopper
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Very interesting article, Gary.  But I do admit ... it makes good sense!  Regardless of being a real estate broker seeking referrals and repeat business from our own sphere, or starting up any new business.  You want to share the business experience with ALL that you touch.  Sometimes, it might be best to review your current past client list, and find out which ones could care less to chat with you again or those that really want to be a part of your sphere! 

Mar 25, 2013 02:00 AM #1
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Gary,

A man with ten such friends is truly wealthy!

I couldn't agree more.

Bill

Mar 25, 2013 03:25 AM #2
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I really think  this job is mostly about yourself. .as you apply  the study on your own personalty and make  the necessary corrections. .you will end up attracting the right people to match your traits. . you don't look for them. .

Mar 25, 2013 03:40 AM #3
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William Feela
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I find that a true frinedship goes both ways.  Sometimes we like others more than they like us.

Mar 25, 2013 03:53 AM #4
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Larry Lawfer
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Ten good and close friends will lead you to where you want to go if you choose wisely. But I wonder how friend is defined.  I think as adults, especially in these hyperactive days, we just don't have the time to create deep friendships. Most of what we have is social friends we share interests with. Our kids sports team friends, our work friends, our social media conections and friends really don't qualify in the true friend category, but they do show our interests and our directions. For instance here on the Rain, "friends" are made, but they are not truly friends in the old school category.  We are defined by the company we keep and I was so pleased that we connected on Linkedin yesterday.  I admire your insight and work ethic.  If we werent 1800 miles apart and could have some meals together we might just be friends in the true sense.

Mar 25, 2013 09:46 PM #5
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Sondra Meyer:
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Good morning Gary. 

This is something that we certainly preach to our kids about when they are in school.  If they get involved with the trouble makers and the wrong crowd,  they can get sucked into a lot of problems. 

As adults, this is true also even though we don't think about it.   Are our friends people that have a positive outlook on life that motivate us to succeed and be our best?  Are they the people that expect the worst and feel like they are constantly victimized?  

 

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