While it is important to choose friends that will “live above the influence,” it is also equally important to befriend individuals who will uplift you, provide constructive criticism and not tear you down. Choosing the wrong crowd can easily alter your nature and nurture you to become a different person. true friends will not break you down or leave you feeling insecure and questioning yourself. They will offer constructive criticism and provide you with useful tips that can help you become a better version of you. You don’t have to change who you are to increase your likability.