You probably have a VIP section in your life of people you’re always in contact with and meeting up with no matter what life brings and you’ve probably never stopped to count the number of friends in that inner circle. But according to career and life strategist Bella Zanesco, the quintessential squad is made up of just seven personas.
So who are the only seven friends you need to be happy in life? Here’s Zanesco’s breakdown of the seven archetypes of friendship #goals.
The Catalyst - The first friend to make the list is the “catalyst” or the one who inspires you and pushes you outside your comfort zone to ask for that raise or flirt with your crush.
The Player - This is the friend you want around when you’re ready for cocktails and catching up.
The Nurturer - When you’re upset and need a shoulder to cry on, this caring BFF is the one who’s there for you.
The Inspirer - After hanging out with this bestie, you’re full of new thoughts and ideas. She may spark an existential crisis or just convince you to organize your closet Marie Kondo-style.
The Challenger - This friend helps you figure out what you believe and why by testing your opinions, sometimes frustrating you, but in a good way.
The Lover - Everyone needs a BFF who just loves you unconditionally.
The Maker - This person can be your partner, but if you don’t have one in your life, no worries because apparently, you can be your own maker, too.