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14 Little Ways To Be A Better Friend In 2019

Taking personality tests together is the new friendship bracelets.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what made their friendships better in 2018. Here are some of their responses:

1. Take some personality tests so you can really understand what makes each other tick:

2. Allow yourself to be more honest and open about your feelings:

3. Try going on a friendship-affirming vacation:

4. Figure out how to be more up-front about your mental health needs:

5. Substitute text messages with phone calls:

6. And find regular pockets of time in your schedule to make those calls:

7. Or, better yet, FaceTime each other:

8. Discover how great it is to truly support and build each other up:

9. When a friend tells you they need something, write it down:

10. Plan a regular activity together, like going to the gym:

11. Establish an understanding that life happens and your friendship can endure gaps in communication:

12. Truly learn how to forgive and forget:

13. Cut out the toxic friendships so you can devote more energy to the healthy ones:

14. And most importantly, just try a little bit of patience:

Responses have been lightly edited for length and clarity.

As we head into the new year, we're talking about all the ways to make your life and the world around you a little bit better. Read more Do Better 2019 content here.