8 Types Of Friends You Didn’t Know You Needed

Thought Catalog

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According to Aristotle, there are three types of friendship: those based on utility, those based on pleasure, and those based on virtue. All three types may exist within a single friendship, but Aristotle believed the best type of friendship is the one that encourages virtue (or goodness) in both parties.
The following nine types of friends are to varying degrees useful, pleasurable, and virtuous. If you are lucky enough to have someone in each category (or even just one friend who encompasses all nine types), then consider yourself blessed.

1. The smarter friend.

Consider it a passive form of education. Be it cryptic crosswords, social graces, sales-talk or discovering a new genre of music — having friends “in the know” is the easiest way to keep your life intellectually stimulating, challenging, and engaging. All you have to do is shut up and listen.

2. The active listener.

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About mclaire cherlyema

God is good all the time.
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