Amanda Haworth

Amanda is an introvert who's experienced too many awkward moments (of her own making) to count. Amanda has a cat, a coffee obsession, and more books than one person should reasonably own. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Learning from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN, where she did extensive study of lifespan psychology.

Amanda is an introvert who's experienced too many awkward moments (of her own making) to count. Amanda has a cat, a coffee obsession, and more books than one person should reasonably own. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Learning from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN, where she did extensive study of lifespan psychology.

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  1. Clive

    Definitely need a word between acquaintance and friend to denote “casual friend”.
    I know lots of people who are not what I would call friends, but who are most definitely much more than acquaintances.

  2. Lauren

    I have no causal friends or superficial friends I don’t have time for that that kind of friendship is a waste of time

    • ely

      how do you go straight to close friendships without going through a casual friendship?

      • Lauren

        Good point it starts out that way but if it stays that way very long then I end the friendship they can consider themselves cut off I was casual friends with a guy he was in a serious relationship but he was also seriously a jerk I yelled at him a little bit because he was a bad friend

  3. Vanessa

    Thank you so much for this post! Would love to share this if it’s okay, too many people default to the word “friend” without acknowledging there really is a difference in relationships.

    • Anonymous

      Ummm I’m Vanessa…so I’m asking David lol sorry about that

    • David Morin

      Thank you so much =) Feel free to share as long as you link back!

      • Vanessa

        Most definitely will link back 🙂
        Thank you!

  4. Name

    What if you only hang out 2 times a year and ask them you wish to hang out more, they agree and want to hang out more but nothing happens, you talk on the phone once a month for 30-60 minutes (awkward pauses galore), text often but they only give you a few minutes, that person says a bunch of stuff like “I now have more time for people that matter to me”, or “I am looking for a small group of close friends rather then aquantances”, both right to your face like they are talking to you, you have both been through huge crisis together and been there for one another but everything feels so much like an aquantance. They also say for you to call anytime you want and they will always be up for talking to you, how much they really appreciate you and your friendship but my idea of friendship is you actually see eachother at least once a month, face to face is pretty important in a friendship especially post 30. I am a he, my friend is a she.

  5. deanne Ostrowski

    Am I allowed to share this information on my website for Aspergers adults? I will link back to this page for more information.

    • David Morin

      You’re more than welcome to Deanne, thank you for sharing it!

  6. Jean

    My cat, Mooch, wants me to make friends. He’s bored and wishes I had company over.

    It used to be a “nuclear family” but now it’s just me and Mooch ever since my significant other went to heaven. The “family dynamics” is different now.

    My cat is an extrovert. He demands attention and loves people. This has put a strain on our relationship now that I’m alone with him all the time.

    Anyway, I think I understand more clearly the different levels of relationships–acquaintance/casual friend/close friend/intimate friend now.