Similarly, when people spend time with friends who gossip a lot, they understandably tend to feel less trusting of others.
On the other hand, I’ve also seen people who were wary of opening up to others, and who struggled with loneliness, feel uplifted and renewed by experiencing a loving relationship.
Friends affect the ways that you think and feel about yourself.
How your friends think about and respond to you will, over time, have a strong influence on your perceptions of yourself.
Back in 1999, a group of researchers found what they called the Michelangelo effect.
That is, when you’re coupled with a partner who sees you, already, as the kind of person that you’d like to become, the relationship will have a positive influence on you because it helps you become more like your ideal self.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning that people are already getting bogus phone calls from scammers claiming to be from Equifax.
Any day now, you can expect breach-specific variations on perennial phishing scams to land in your email inbox or to show up in your text messages.
And friends can influence each other’s lifestyles, such as their eating habits and how they prioritize exercise.
Your close friendships help to shape the course of your life.
Here are a few ways that friends significantly affect your life: 1.
If the Equifax data breach wasn’t bad enough, it could expose you to risks that have nothing to do with the breach itself, or the culprits behind it.
Other criminals are eager to exploit valid concerns over identity theft, and to use them as leverage for stealing personal information.
By Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph D Friends are important – they give us a feeling of belonging, bring fun and laughter, lend an extra hand, offer emotional support, and give guidance when you need it.