Importance Of Honesty In Friendship


Why Honesty Is Important In Friendship

Honesty and sincerity are the foundation of every good thing, especially when it comes to relationships which could go a long way, although, True and real friends are hard to find these days.

They are always there at the corner as long as you have an honest and sincere heart towards each other, and I believe honesty in a relationship is a possibility as long as there is an established trust.

There are many factors that make up a good friend and the most important of them all is being able to open up to each other and not keeping secrets from each other.

ramYour best friends are always there by you, no matter what your situation is and they will support you and make sure you archive your goals in life because you have become part of them and they are part of you but transparency and honesty are the keys.

secrets and lies can destroy what both of you have built especially if you have been friends for a long time. You don’t want your friend to feel betrayed especially by you and I am sure you don’t want to feel betrayed by a friend either.

Secrets and lies are always not the best in whatever situation you may find yourself in, even if you think it’s better than not telling the truth or being honest with that friend. Truth always comes out at the end and your friend could feel betrayed.

Honesty is the source and pillar of a good friendship.

For us to Build and keep up with honesty, we need to make a conscious effort, to tell the truth, be able to communicate freely and do your best to keep to your word. Reliability to each other at all times will go a long way,

Confrontation could be helpful sometimes which will clarify some issues that you probably do not understand. In order to have an honest and trusted relationship, It is always a good idea to learn how to open up with each other. Telling lies to a friend might end up devaluing the relationship you have built with that person if found out.


From my little understanding, honesty simply means you have to agree to say the truth no matter what, it means giving information according to the facts. It is almost like saying “I promise to say the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God ” when someone is not opening up or is not saying the truth, could be taken as dishonesty.

The truth is nobody wants to deal with friends they can’t trust, to give their sincere opinion about a particular subject. You always want to know your friend’s opinion instead of them just accepting whatever you say to them because you are friends.

If there is no sincerity and honesty between friends then that relationship is not worth it, One way or the other honesty is a way of showing respect to your friends and it proves that you are not fake.

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Here comes my Question: “would you rather risk losing a friend by being honest or would you rather keep that friend by not speaking your mind?” My sincere opinion is that honesty is always the best teacher and the best policy when we are dealing with our friends or anybody else. I will like to have your opinion about this topic


How to be a real and true friend

What Do you Need to Be a True Friend

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True, and real friends are hard to find these days, but they are always there at the corner. When you find one, try your best to keep that friendship, and there are many factors that you need to keep that relationship. 

The quality you need is being a real friend, and the values of a true friend always come from the heart.

Looking out for a good friend is a process, and for you to do so, you need to appreciate and show them the care and love they need all the time, no matter the situation.

Talking about friendship has its price sometimes because some will be by you no matter what, the situation and some will not. What is Important in every friend or relationship you build is that it has no price.

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What qualities do we need as a friend? It depends but overall, what you need is trustworthiness as a true friend, and it includes making a promise and fulfilling it.

If you fail on your promises as a friend, you have some explaining to do.

There are so many things that could make a relationship sour, but being true to your friend, Keeping and fulfilling promises could go a long way, and don’t ever make promises you can not keep. We are humans, and nobody is perfect but make sure you avoid not keeping your words with your friends.

As we all know, being dependable always helps in a relationship because every good friend wants someone they can rely on or count on at all times, and that is why being dependable is what we need. That is one of the true qualities of a true and good friend.


Nobody wants someone who is not reliable especially, as a friend.

There are so many things that Could make you stand out as a true friend, Be happy for your friend at every achievement.

We do make mistakes all the time as humans, so you should apologize when you make a mistake or upset your friend.

Be honest with them in whatever way you can, and be honest about your feelings towards your friend if the situation warrants it, and make them realize what they have done to hurt you without hiding or holding back how you feel.

Honesty is the first key to every good friendship or relationship. Any relationship placed on honesty, truthfulness, love, understanding, care for one another, respect, confidence in one another, and dependability will go a long way.

If your friend tells you something in confidence, keep it and don’t discuss it with anyone else.


Be a good listener, avoid being ahead of your friends when it comes to conversation and when they are passing through hard times, be there for them especially, in times of crisis.

Let us say he has a pet and it ran away, be there for him by trying to help, or if your friend is at the hospital or sick at home, be there for them. Giving good and reliable advice is one duty of a good friend, especially when the situation warrants it without making it mandatory for them to take your advice.

Try being supportive and learn to forgive and forget. There are times when they have their way or attitude, but all you have to do is learn to accept them for what they are.