- Close Friend-Close Friend
- Close Friend-Best Friend
- Close Friend-Casual Friend
- Close Friend-Acquaintance
Close Friend-Close Friend: You're a match made in friendship heaven! Close and Close share a realistic approach to friendship and therefore understand each other and the expectations involved perfectly. You depend on each other but are also independent from each other -- exactly the way friendship should be.
Close Friend-Best Friend: Close may be the best thing that ever happened to Best Friend -- if Close can show Best Friend how to be tight without being so intense. If Best Friend's expectations can't be knocked down a notch or two, though, Close is sure to disappointment Best Friend, even if she doesn't mean to. If the two of you can learn to see eye to eye when it comes to friendship expectations, you'll be friends for a long time to come.
Close Friend-Casual Friend: While Close and Casual don't make a perfect pair, there is potential. The fact is, Close wants more than Casual usually gives. But Close may be just what Casual needs to learn to open up and invest in a friendship. If both parties care about each other, want to get to know each other better and have patience with their differences, this is one friendship that could really blossom.
Close Friend-Acquaintance: This is one friendship destined to fizzle out fast. While Acquaintance is in it for the short term or for the occasional, casual get-together, Close has already penned Acquaintance's name in her address book. What Close looks for in a friend Acquaintance doesn't know how to give. Both parties are sure to find the other's friendship behavior perplexing. Sure, Acquaintance may be able to brush off Close's demands, but Close won't be able to handle Acquaintance's lack of affection and attention for long.