Jerry Gillies, author of Friends: The Power and Potential of the Company You Keep, speaks with host Walter James Miller. Gillies says friendships are a reflection of one’s personality. His book provides a variety of techniques, including diagrams, games and thought experiments, to allow people to evaluate the health of their current friendships. Gillies says a colleague in the field of interpersonal psychology, Daniel Malamud of New York University, inspired inspired a chapter called “The Chosen Family,” about building an intentional community of friends to create a supportive environment.
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