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  • hey Psycho2goers and welcome back to

  • another Psycho2go video. Have you ever

  • wondered how friendships develop? Do you

  • want to know how someone goes from being

  • a stranger to being your best friend

  • While there's no widely accepted theory

  • on the formation of friendships in

  • social psychology, yet there is still a

  • natural progression that is easy to

  • observe. So here are the five levels of

  • friendship. Level 1 strangersBefore you

  • become friends with anyone you start out

  • as strangers while you certainly know of

  • each other like their name or what they

  • look like your relationship is still

  • very superficial. Maybe you see them pass

  • by in the hallways or you run into them

  • on your way home, you're still yet to

  • introduce yourself. What matters most at

  • this stage is the impressions, you make a

  • good enough impression may pique their

  • interest and make them wanna get to know

  • you more and with continued interaction

  • it won't take long for you to go from

  • being strangers to acquaintances. Level

  • two, acquaintances. An acquaintance is

  • someone you know to a slight degree, you

  • might exchange names and contact

  • information with them, but you only ever

  • reach for important, usually work-related

  • reasons. You may have become

  • acquaintances with someone because you

  • enjoy making small talk in class or at

  • work, your interactions are occasional

  • friendly and polite, some people may even

  • stay acquaintances for years without

  • ever developing a friendship. Well when

  • you start to spend more time with them

  • outside of work or school and get closer

  • to them, your relationship may turn into

  • a friendship. Level 3, casual friends.

  • Casual friends are all about shared

  • interests, fun activities, and enjoying

  • each other's company. You see them every

  • once in a while to have fun with them

  • but you'd never call them after a

  • breakup or go out of your way just to

  • see them. Casual friends are defined by

  • exploration, at this point you're willing

  • to share more about yourself, but you're

  • only presenting them with the best

  • version of who you are. Your connection

  • with them is still uncertain, and so you

  • often keep them at an emotional distance.

  • You're happy to spend time with them, but

  • don't yet feel comfortable letting them

  • see you

  • lose control or break down and cry. Level

  • four, close friends. When you're close

  • friends of someone, it means you've

  • accepted them into your inner circle. It

  • may take a long time to reach this stage

  • since a strong bond of mutual trust

  • commitment and a comfortable sense of

  • familiarity is usually needed, most of us

  • may be careful about who we let into our

  • lives and who we allow ourselves to be

  • vulnerable to. You can always count on a

  • close friend to be there for you when

  • you need them. They cheer you on and

  • listen to your rants, they're part of

  • your weekend and summer plans.

  • Well, not all close friends end up

  • becoming lifelong best friends, your

  • friendship is still very much worth

  • cherishing. And level-5 intimate friends

  • casual friends may come and go and close

  • friends may drift apart, but a best

  • friend stays with you forever. They're

  • the ones you trust most, the ones who

  • have stood by your side since the very

  • beginning, and the ones whose happiness

  • is just as important as your own.

  • Intimate friends share a deeper level of

  • connection than close friends, they keep

  • all your deepest darkest secrets, and

  • know things about you no one else does.

  • You're not afraid to speak your mind

  • around them, because you feel like you

  • have nothing to hide, you're comfortable

  • letting them see you at your rust and

  • most vulnerable. Do you have a casual

  • friend you're hoping to become best

  • friends with or someone in your life you

  • never expected would be such a good

  • friendLet us know in the comments below.

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  • references in studies used in this video

  • are added in the description below.

  • Thanks for watching and we'll see you in

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5 Levels of Friendships

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    Seraya posted on 2020/05/25
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