A recent study published in the scientific journal Plos ONE determine many of your friends were actually not your friends. A true friends is someone that feels the same about you as you do about them.
The big shock is only about half of your so called friends truly have your back.
According to one of the researchers, Dr. Erez Shmueli, we are not that good at determining which one of our friends….is a friend.
A true friend is that person that makes you a better person. They can motivate you to quit smoking for instance.
So Who the Hell Is My Friend!
Complex.com editor interviewed one of the researchers and found that it turns out, there are a few easy ways to tell. The study found that the number of mutual friends you have and the similarity of your social statuses can determine whether you’re actually friends or not. Specifically, “the difference in the number of friends of the two individuals” is a good predictor, Shmueli told Complex over email. “The higher this difference is, the lower the likelihood of the friendship to be reciprocal.”