How to win any friend over, either male or female, you must understand the fine-art of friendship and inculcate them in your everyday life.
Have you ever sat down and visualize how people think,
behave or do the things they do? You’ll definitely realize that God is so great
and diverse in HIS ways. We have about 7 Billion people living in this world,
and each and everyone have a distinct characteristic that distinguishes them
You see everyone on this planet earth possess a trait which
is only specific to them.
Awesome isn’t it? Knowing you are dynamic and there’s only
one copy of you on earth, no one is like you. Although there may be someone out
there who looks exactly like you (doppelganger), yet something must be
In order to understand how to win any friend over, you need
to appreciate the uniqueness and diversity of humanity first.
I use to have this acquaintance that stayed some blocks away
from my flat. I really liked her and have thought of ways to make her my
friend. She’s the kind that keeps distance always on a rush each time I see
her. Obviously you can tell she wants nothing to do with a stranger, she’s
always keeping that long face and never talks to anyone.
So I brought my box of The Fine-Art of Friendship, don’t ask
me what the box contains lol, I rolled out some tricks on how to win her over.
On one faithful day, I approached her while she was
returning back from work.
“Hello good day” she paused for some seconds and gave me
that long face
“My name is Mr Wealth and I realize you stay the next flat
close to mine, how come you never talk to anyone” She fawned, just what I expected.
“Please I’m in a rush, can’t really talk now, maybe some
other time”, she said and walked away.
Haha, now I know why she acted the way she did, it’s her
temperament, she’s not rude, but just shy and can’t stand the presence of a
stranger or should I say a nice guy.
I would tell you how I won her friendship later on.
The point I want to make here is that you need to realize
that all your friends cannot think or act the way you do, it is very imperative
to understand their temperament.
Study your friends and decipher how they think and behave,
then you can penetrate and win them over. You need to understand how they think
and act, what they love and how they react in different situations.
In studying a friend you want to win over, one key factor that
has to be taken into cognizance is ‘their weakness.’
All men on earth have their weakness. Even the Great SAMSON
in the bible had his weakness.
You may be thinking why should I study my friend’s weakness?
It’s normal to think this way. As humans, most times the bad
ones among us use the weakness of others to plot their downfall and evil.
Have you ever thought of what happens if we use the weakness of people to plot their success?
Let me illustrate…
Let’s say for example, you observed your friend likes
gambling, this is his weak point, he throws away money on gambling. Instead of
using his weak point constructively by encouraging him to stop, or suggest a
business he can invest money and make 100% profit (that’s the rationale behind
gambling, doubling your money right), you rather watch him waste that money in
a bid to become a millionaire overnight.
I often wonder, what is the possibility of winning $10 Million
with just $10?
It’s like a camel
passing through the eye of a needle, far from possibility, that’s what the
mindset of gamblers foresees. Something that is almost impossible, you see
those that run gambling business make a whole lot of money, because they make
victims believe they can win a jackpot with just some few bucks.
So their victims keep playing every day with the hope that
one day they might hit that jackpot.
Do some of them even win?
Yes some of them do, but among 10,000 people that played,
only 2 might hit the jackpot. So tell me, what’s the possibility that you might
be the lucky one?
Haha, you see, it’s a total waste of time.
In my future post I will be writing on “The Psychology behind Gambling.” I’m sure this would help some
gamblers quite this unhealthy habit. I have seen it destroy men, homes and
While growing up, I could remember what gambling did to my
dad. Personally I believe gambling is not just addictive, it is also a lazy
man’s way of making cheap money. Maybe in my further post I will write on “What Gambling Did to My Dad.” I am not promising;
it depends on how inspired you guys get me. Just maybe, if I see more likes and
comments on this article, then I might shoot.
Now let’s head back to the topic of the day, how to win any
So if you want that friend to become loyal to you, tell him
about a business he can invest $10 and get $1,000. Make him understand you’ll
give back his $10 if the business doesn’t work out. I can assure you if that business
makes $30 interest, you friend will be forever indebted to you.
That’s one of the tricks on “The Fine-Art of Friendship”, offer
you friend something he/she will never forget and bam! You’ll win them over for
Let’s head back to my story…
So I did some studies on the lady I was trying to become
friends with and discovered she loved fresh fish. There’s a joint she usually patronize
and she normally buys and take it home to eat.
So I polished my fovourite leather boot then got ready for
my next move. I made it to the joint earlier before she did. Prior to that, I befriended
one of the bartenders and inquire what time the lady normally shows up. I got
to realize she’s always around every Saturday evening. So here was I on that
faithful Saturday evening.
She walked in some minutes past 7pm and made her order as
usual, when she wanted to pay the bar man he rejected and said “that young man
paid for you”, pointing at my direction.
She smiled for the first time, shook her head and waved at
Wow, that did the magic, a simple kind gesture.
We became friends and some time we hang out and talk. That’s
where it stopped ok; hanging out and talking. So don’t think any other thing
went down, lol.
The reason for my story is that I want you to pick something
out; people crave to be loved, understood and shown kindness. In the Fine-Art
of Friendship, to win a friend over you have to first understand them, show
some love and kindness.
I also explained the power of giving in my article on How to Wield the Power to Influence People, trust me it’s another powerful article, it more about leadership skills, you should definitely check it out.
The only way you can truly show kindness and love is by
giving. A girl will never believe you love her if you don’t show it by gifting
her. No matter how small, she’ll appreciate is more than a thousand “I LOVE YOU’s”,
sorry, but it’s the truth
So one of the strategies of winning friends over is by
studying their temperament and giving, I have listed bellow other strategies
you can also use that works like magic.
- Study the temperament of your friend
- Realize their Weakness and use it constructively
in winning their trust
- Entreat them with gifts.
- Be tolerating and patient with your friend
- Make him/her understand you’re the only person
who can keep their secret
- Understand what he/she likes and try to satisfy
- Don’t be judgmental, everyone makes mistake
- Complement them regularly, but don’t flatter
- Build a bond by constant association with them
- Always Listen and see things through their own
I have just listed this point, for an in-depth knowledge of
the point listed above and more insight on how to win any Friend over drop a
comment and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.
I hope this was helpful, and you learnt a few tips on how to
win any friend over.
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