I wasn't the most popular kid at school ever and I can still say that I am not at that top tier. I also maintain a job (to which I won't reveal any further detail) after school each day. In working and in seeing in school, I have changed my personal definition of the term friends, acquaintance, and coworker. In this, I felt that I can see who I can trust and who I feel isn't that person who I should be talking to. For me:
Friend- Someone who I have known for awhile and that I can trust this person and discuss topics freely. In addition, this includes people who share common interests and are in the same situation as myself.
Acquaintance- Someone who I know that I can talk to about shared interests but don't completely trust or feel that a long-term relationship will coexist
Coworker- Someone who you are currently employed with and that there is a definite knowledge of no long-term relationship with this person.
The definition of Coworker came from a coworker who I had mixed feelings with as an acquaintance since I know that she and myself are in different school social classes and have no shared interests. In addition I do not trust or get along with many of her friends. It is a mutual relationship but I know that it is a coworker relationship.
So why did I bitch for 6 paragraphs? Cause this is a conflict that one goes through when you try to discover who you are and who is being real to you. Back in the day, my aims were to be the top dog in the school. Of course personality and Aspergers obviously provide a bad mix. Over the past few years in school my popularity has somewhat increased but I am now satisfied with myself. However, with this, and the purposes that come with Facebook, has me thinking about who really are my friends and my acquaintances, or my coworkers, or my enemies, or my who the fuck should I even care about them?
What is your definition for Friend, Acquaintance, and Coworker (if Applicable) and state how you feel about your current status with others (people other than your family).