While improving yourself is the best way to earn better relationships, being able to filter when choosing people to befriend can be a very valuable skill. In this episode I talk about recognizing such red flags as: financial irresponsibility, troubled relationship history, anti-growth friends, partners and familial relationships, single parenthood, mysticism and irrationality, immoral or dissociated occupations and collectivist political ideologies.
I also encourage those in above categories to strive for growth, and that improvement is possible: the key is a commitment to self-knowledge and the virtue of courage.
This episode is part of The Core Principles of Relationships series:
Part 1: http://www.valiantgrowth.com/e16
Part 2: http://www.valiantgrowth.com/e17
Part 3: http://www.valiantgrowth.com/e18
Part 4: http://www.valiantgrowth.com/e19