List 3 important characteristics of friendship

Honesty - This is the most important to me in every aspect of my relationships. Honesty means  there are no contradictions or discrepancies in thoughts, words, or actions. I think this mostly matters to me so much because I feel like I am accepting of anything and being honest takes a lot of trust and I want a person to be able to trust me. I want a friend I don't have to worry about not being able to tell the truth to or worry about not being told the truth on little and big things.

Reciprocity - aka The Golden Rule. A fundamental moral value which simply means "treat others as you would like to be treated."  This is another one of those things that is important to me even outside of friendships. Strangers also deserve this. Additionally, when respect is exercised to treat others the way they want to be treated, it adds value and meaning to relationships. If that doesn't work you can use the The Platinum Rule. "Treat others as they’d like to be treated.” I want a friend who is going to be just as caring and giving to me as I am to them. I want a friend that does the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

Openness - Have an open mind that is willing to listen to new ideas, and accept differences of opinions. Be open to try new experiences. Go into everything with a positive attitude. Be excited. Simply put, doing unique, random, different, and ridiculous things. Thinking a lot or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. I want a friend that is open to things I can introduce them to and also has tons of ideas themselves to share with me.

Do you think my 3 things are asking too much? What about you? What are 3 things that are important to you in a friendship?

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