One of the greatest philosophers in history, Aristotle explored many areas of study during his time at the Platonic Academy. He left there, rumored to be due to Plato's death, and went on to argue the points of the man he looked up to. Plato himself. One of the most poignant areas that Aristotle spoke on was that of friendship. Seems simple, and it seems like Aristotle was so established that he would delve into more complex ideas, but the way he saw it, friendship is one of the most complex relationships in life.
He explained that there were three main types of friends and friendships you'll have throughout your life. There will be friendships of utility, pleasure and goodness. Each one of these friendships will, of course, bring something different to your life, but it won't always be a good thing. Aristotle also emphasized that there are two types that you should seek out more, and one that you should stay away from. While friendships are a personal choice, and each one teaches you something about yourself, there are some that can be more toxic than others. Which type of friend are you, as laid out by Aristotle? Take this quiz now to find out!