Stace-ghost blogged about friendships recently and this was the comment I made:
"I like to have alot of close friends, but I can't manage alot of friends at a time. I know that might sound bad, but I just dont' have the time for "needy" friends, or ones that I have to spend a lot of time with. I know that sounds harsh, but I'm just trying to be realistic. I find that the people I tend to gravitate towards are the out spoken ones who always let you know what they are thinking. I like them because I always know where I stand with them. They also tend to be the same person no matter the circumstance. They don't put on a different face in public than they do in private. That's what enables them to speak their mind, they aren't worried about appearances. I guess to some extent I am that way too, but I try to be tactful. I don't make close friends easily, but usually when I do, they are life long friends."
I think the hardest part for me about making close friends is that I am very choosey, but sometimes it isn't reciprocal by those I choose. It seems that happens more often than I would like. But I understand because there are people that I just can't imagine being close friends with. For whatever reason, I don't trust them, or dont' enjoy being with them, or dont' have anything in common. So some people must feel that way about me.
What kind of people are you friends with? What kind of people do you choose for friends?