What Type Of Friends Do You Really Attract?

What Type Of Friends Do You Really Attract?
Studies show we choose friends that we cross paths with regularly, and are relatively close geographically speaking. Neighbors, coworkers, people at the gym… these are all likely candidates for friends just because of their proximity and regularity. However, what causes us to develop a closer bond with one person over another? It appears that vulnerability and reciprocity are important ingredients to bonding.

“Vulnerability and reciprocity are important ingredients to bonding.”

The transition from acquaintanceship to friendship is typically characterized by an increase in both the breadth and depth of self-disclosure, explains sociologist and author Beverley Fehr. In the early stages of friendship, this tends to be a gradual, reciprocal process. One person takes the risk of disclosing personal information and then ‘tests’ whether the other reciprocates.

Who your friends are says a lot about who you are. Choose wisely.




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