A collection of indicators of friendship that can be found through conversation.
Example 1: Bob mentions he has been promoted, but is concerned and tired at the large amount of work he has now been given.
- Acquaintance response: congrats on the promotion! Surface level conversation about positive issues
- Friend response: how are you feeling? Caring conversation about deeper issues; feeling the friend’s concern and exhaustion and empathizing.
If you don’t know what to say, think of a compliment and say it.