Ever wonder why some people seem to have more friends than others? Is it just a personality thing or luck? Perhaps it’s neither. Making friends is a skill, and like most skills it can be learned. Most of us learned how to make friends when we were small children. Our parents may have coached us. As adults we may have forgotten the wisdom that was intuitive at a younger age. In friendship, the golden rule goes a long way. What do you look for in a friend? Thoughtfulness? Availability? Trustworthiness? Are you that kind of friend? Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert you have a lot of control over the number and quality of your friendships. It may look different depending on your temperament, but reaching out and showing genuine interest in the thoughts and feelings of others will almost always yield positive results. Remember: to have a friend, you have to be a friend.