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14 Ways Your Friends Know You Better Than You Know Yourself

They've seen it all, and they're still hanging. Our closest friends — those who have been there through thick and thin — are who MassMutual knows we want to protect.

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1. Your friends actually know your best angles.

They are, after all, looking at you more than you're looking at yourself.
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They are, after all, looking at you more than you're looking at yourself.

2. They can spot your flirting face from a mile away.

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No, you weren't just saying "hi."

3. They know what your "stop, it hurts" laugh looks like...

"No, don't tell this story."
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"No, don't tell this story."

4. ...and what your "I-haven't-eaten-in-hours" face looks like.

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They know how to cure your moody mood.

5. Only your friends know what happens to your face when THAT song comes on.

You think you know, but you have no idea.
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You think you know, but you have no idea.

6. They know when you're working too hard...

*Slams laptop shut*

7. ...and when you're totally showing up late.

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We all have different perceptions of time.

8. Friends know how quickly you walk when you're stressed...

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It's faster. There's a lot more arm movement.

9. ...and how high your voice gets when you're angry.

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Bring it down an octave.

10. They know when your parents are to blame...

Like mother, like daughter.
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Like mother, like daughter.

11. ...and when your parents are adorable heroes who don't deserve your shade.

(Especially when those parents treat your friends to dinner.)
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(Especially when those parents treat your friends to dinner.)

12. When you say you don't want anything for your birthday, your friends know you want a huge surprise.

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Reverse psychology 101.

13. They know when you "don't need help moving," you definitely need help moving...

"It will only take an hour TOPS."
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"It will only take an hour TOPS."

14. ...and that whenever you're trying something huge for the first time, you can always use a helping hand.

With good friends, you can rise through the ranks.
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With good friends, you can rise through the ranks.

You need your friends to know yourself. Allow MassMutual to help you care for those who matter most to you.