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8 Essential Roles Your Friends Play in Your Life ...

By Denise

True friendship is one of the most beautiful things on this earth. It transcends time, gender, races, and culture. It has the power to change your life. Your friends play indispensable roles in your life because they satisfy your needs, as we in turn satisfy needs they have in their own lives. Here are the eight essential roles your friends play in your life.

1 Confidants

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These friends act as your personal therapist in whom you can confide your deepest, darkest secrets. You go to them for advice and for perspective on things. Confidants are usually your closest friends.

2 Defenders

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These friends stick by you no matter what. They defend you when you are not around to defend yourself. They believe in your goodness and do not listen to the bad things people say about you.

3 Motivators

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Motivators are your personal cheering squad. They believe in your ability to accomplish your goals. They cheer you on when you feel weary and unmotivated. They push you to succeed.

4 Supporters

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These friends know how to make you feel better, they are always there, physically or in spirit, to offer support in times of challenges and difficulties. You can turn to them when you feel weak. You know that they will help you feel strong and empowered.

5 Companions

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Companions are friends who are always there for you. They are there during the happy and sad times of your life. You know you can count on them to be around when you need them the most.

6 Collaborators

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Collaborators are friends who have the same interests, passions, and pursuits. They stir your ideas and help you create something wonderful. You usually work on hobbies and projects with your Collaborator friends.

7 Energizers

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Need a pick me up when life gets dull? Then call up the Energizers in your life. These friends know how to boost your body and spirit. They always have something in store that makes you feel alive.

8 Thought Provokers

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If you are in need of a good mental rub down, you are sure to get that from Thought Provokers. These friends never fail to provide you with intellectual conversations. They encourage you to learn and to be interested in various topics. They help expand your horizon.

Regardless of the roles your friends play, they are truly treasures in your life. They make the dull interesting. They give you hope when the situation seems dire. They keep you sane when you’re at your wit’s end. They give you a reason to laugh at the silliest things. Life without your friends would be incomplete.

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