Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carla Flora is an important work which outlines how people go about seeking friends. According to the author, friends are part of our identity. They make us who we are to some extent.
There are important defining characteristics of friends. For instance, they tend to be in close proximity. Friends care less about inequality than general affability. The author explains that having friends with a high grade point average can rub off in a positive way. Many times, friends choose friends like themselves.
Flora believes that there is an interpersonal similarity for people to be friends. In addition, the author finds that peer pressure is greater for teens because an important aspect of being a teen is fitting in with a peer group of people with common interests and characteristics.
The author believes that friends can expand social horizons. Feeling happy for friends when they do well is a sign of a high point in a relationship, as well as a strong connection. Conversely, feeling happy when friends do poorly is a sign of dysfunction as in behavior reversal.
Flora covers social media friendships and provides specific guidance on email acquaintances, as well as Facebook. Friendfluence by Carla Flora is an excellent book which places importance on finding and having good friends.
A strength of the work is that the author explains the defining characteristics of friends together with common interests and the domain of personal feelings, as well as interpersonal communications. This book will reinforce your own view of friendships and provide important guidance on strengthening these relationships.
Friendfluence is a very helpful guide for identifying and cultivating friendships in a variety of vital social contexts. The examples provided are pertinent and the book is well written.Powered by Sidelines