My friendship with people is often based on personality. I take time to study a person before I become a close friend. I love to associate with positive minded people, and I stay far away from negative thinking people. The next thing I consider is our shared interest.
I look out for people that I can grow with, people I can learn from, and that can also learn from me. I like to be friends with trustworthy people, caring, and understanding people. I watch out for this characteristic before becoming a close friend.
My friendship with people is usually based on our shared common interests or a bond I have formed and nurtured over time with people I care about. I feel like friendship should be determined by the quality of the time you spend with those whom you consider being your friends.
I think if someone is a true friend, they do not judge you, even if they do not agree with your choices. However, they do speak up when they believe a decision you have made will put your life in danger somehow or put you in danger as a person. Friendship should be determined by loyalty and trust, not something tangible.