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In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

Created: 04/08/13

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davinamw

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In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean are best friends with very different personalities. In what ways do their differences bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?


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rebajane

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RE: In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

I don't think opposites attract in friendships since usually friendships begin on common ground. But I do believe great friends complement each other. For instance, I am a very quiet person what a lot of people call "a great listener". My best friend is much more outgoing. She's a "great talker". But our interests and values are the same. And I think that's the same with Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. They may have different personalities but they have the same values and they fill in each other's gaps


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janeh

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Sometimes I think it is EASIER to get closer with someone who is very different. They tend to be less judgmental


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tillieh

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Their dysfunction brings them together. Although they are dealing with different issues, the fact that they know they can lean on one another is a blessing. I've had friendships with people who are very different than me but they complimented me and helped me see things from other perspectives. In fact, my husband and I are very different, but we compliment and even each other out.


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Suzanne

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RE: In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

I can't say any of my friends over the years have been of the same character as I.
BUT the same values are the basic necessity of a lasting friendship.


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BamaCarol

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RE: In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

Yes, I have a wonderful friend who has a lot of differences from me. However, we have a lot of values that are the same. We just might go about things differently. We also have a lot in common and our friendship started out based on these commonalities. Over the years we have developed a closer relationship and even though we are not in the same city any longer, I still consider her a good friend.


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bettyt

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RE: In what ways do the differences in their characters bring them closer? Have you ever made friends with someone very different from you?

I think differences in personalities is often important in friendships. The perception of things is not always objective to the one involved. Friends who are different often look at events with a different perspective and can assist you in seeing things more clearly. I have two very close friends who are different from me, one more so that the other. I bring to the friendship good listening skills and a mental health specialist viewpoint. G is also quiet and has good listening skills and a no-nonsense way of dealing with people. M is an extrovert, always talking to fill the gap, and a more delusional view of things. But the three of us blend very well and are strong supporters of each other.


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