"An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear." E.A. Bucchianeri
True friendship is consistent and not based on the needs of one person. To have a deep, meaningful friendship where we are ‘seen’ and we ‘see’ the other person, we need to be accepting, have integrity, be consistent, loyal, open and authentic whilst still guarding our own freedom, individuality and independence. You have to allow someone to get to know the real you and not just stay at the superficial stuff if you want to develop a deep connection.
Cherish the true friends in your life and strive to be the best friend anyone can have.