Carrie had Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte.
One person can’t fulfill every friendship function, you need to have more friends. Here are 5 types of friends you should have:
- The Comic Relief
We all go through hard times in our lives. We know we can best get through those moments with friends. Although illness and the loss of a loved one are very difficult events, a good friend with a little humor can help us get through those moments faster. While jokes aren’t always something we think will cheer us up, they always bring a smile to our face. Another good thing about a friends with a great sense of humor? They usually have warmth and compassion to spare.
- The Life Coach
Because of our busy lives, we hardly ever speak to one of our closest friends. But it doesn’t really matter. When we do connect, without fail, they reinvigorates us. Their pep talks make us feel more hopeful about ourselves and our future. They make us more eager to achieve our goals or just keep tackling our everyday.
- The Risk Taker
We all need an adventurous friend who nudges us out of the status quo, someone who introduces us to new ideas, philosophies, and activities. We would never dare to go on a long trip alone with some money or with children. But when a friend recommends it, we will go because we trust him. It is known that we will do something “risky” if someone close to us tells us that this is not the case.
- The Challenger
One characteristic we underrate in a friend is the ability to be brutally honest. For example we have a friendship of the women’s rights leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. They led very different lives. Anthony was single. Stanton was a married mother of seven. They continually and vociferously argued about temperance, abolition, sexual rights, and suffrage. But because they were able to challenge and educate each other, they accomplished much for females in the United States. We all need a friendship like that one.
- The Loyalist
Every woman needs a “hot mess” friend by which we mean a friend you can be a complete wreck in front of. You haven’t showered and the house is a total disaster, but she won’t judge you. We all need a friend who hangs in there even when we’re not at our best.