With my closest friends I can be entirely myself, warts and all, and still be accepted and loved for who I truly am. We also care deeply about eachother's well-being, and are prepared to make a big effort to help out when things are bad. My friends and I also trust eachother implicitly; not to disclose things told 'in confidence' for example. One of my dearest friends died four years ago, and I still miss her terribly. I don't think one needs to have friends with exactly the same interests, as it can get a bit boring. My friends are all different, and from different walks of life, but with one or two shared hobbies or outlets. I like to 'be there' for them when troubles come, and they are always there for me too.