Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Bishwanath Singh The various theories of friendship have been proposed, among which are social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. The value that is found in friendships is often the result of a friend demonstrating the following on a consistent basis:(a)‎The tendency to desire what is best for the other (b)Sympathy and empathy(c)Honesty, perhaps in situations where it may be difficult for others to speak the truth, especially in terms of pointing out the perceived faults of one's counterpart (d)Mutual understanding and compassion & (d)Trust in one another; able to go to each other for emotional support The conventional wisdom is that good f...riendships enhance an individual's sense of happiness and overall well-being.See More
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