22 Clear Signs of a True Soul Friend

Do you think you’ve met your true soul friend?

A tie that is so strong and meaningful, as if it was bestowed upon you by something bigger than yourself.

The kind of friendship that is good for you in all aspects.

Their energy, their mere existence is so healing; almost therapeutic.

It’s a beautiful friendship but also kind of rare that if you do have it now, you have truly been blessed. 

If you have a person in mind and you think they might fit the description, then keep reading.

I will give you the signs of a true soul friend so that by the end of this article, you would know if your person is a true soul friend or just the usual kind. 

Let’s dive in!

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Signs of A True Soul Friend

We often associate soul connections with romantic relationships, but this is not the case. In reality, it’s the opposite. Maybe you already met your soul friend but how would you know? 

What are the signs I’ve found a true soul friend?

On average, a true soul friend will feel so familiar and cozy that you would feel like you’ve known them for lifetimes. The friendship feels light, safe, and healthy. 

There are more signs you could look out for that will tell you if you have a true soul friend. But first, what is a soulmate friendship?

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Soulmate meaning

The term “soul mate” has a strong romantic connotation, but according to professional intuitive Tanya Carroll Richardson, soul connections are not always romantic.

A soul connection is when two individuals feel connected on a soul level in a major or unusual way.

The relationship frequently appears to transcend the Earth plane.

People think that you need to have known them for a while, like a childhood best friend for example.

But that is really not the case. Something a lot bigger brought you together or is at play.

According to licensed psychotherapist Annette Nunez, Ph.D, our souls really get each other in any soul connection, romantic or otherwise. It’s a deep and effortless connection.

If you think you’ve found your match, check out this blog about the 50 clear soulmate signs.

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True Soul friendship meaning

A soulmate friendship is a friendship that may go as deep as any other.

These connections would not feel like other usual friendships since you are friends at a soul level.

How did you feel upon first meeting them? If you answered pure bliss, then you’re correct.

A true soul friend is as important in our lives as our romantic soul mates.

Our life here on earth is a brief journey for the soul. Wouldn’t you want to have the best companions on that journey?

Just like any character in a book or movie, we want wonderful, interesting ones.

You can have more than one platonic soul mate during your life, and possibly even many at the same moment. You could have met them at any time in your life.

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They could be your coworkers or lovers. What I’m sure of is that you met them at the right time. I’ll delve further into that later.

The soul needs companion soul mates, just as the physical body requires food and water.

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Friendship is one of the purest types of love among people.

It is not based upon receiving any form of sexual or monetary gratification/compensation.

Usually, satisfaction comes from connecting closely with one another.

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Just their presence, their energy,  is enough to put you at ease.

It’s like how we adore and admire our pets so much. They are usually like our calming, happy pills with paws.

And I’m not just saying this. There are scientific studies to back this up.

In one such study, a group of stressed-out people were instructed to pet a rabbit, a turtle, or their toy equivalents.

The toys made no difference. However, petting a living thing, whether hard-shelled or hairy, calmed them down.

It worked for everyone, regardless of whether they stated they liked animals at first.

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They are true soul companions in our lives. A pet’s love is unconditional.

Can you say the same for yourself or others?

This kind of love is similar to what we have with a human true soul friend.

A lot of people do not know how to love like that when it comes to humans. There’s an element of envy, competition, jealousy, and so forth. 

We want them to succeed but not more than us. We’re happy for them but also kinda jealous. You know the drill.

That’s why we usually meet them at a particular time in our spiritual journeys, it’s when we’re finally ready to learn how to truly love. 

Clear Signs of A True Soul Friend

What are the signs of a soul friendship? Here is the 21-item checklist you can use:

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1: You feel like you’ve known them for lifetimes

Your connection is so great that you feel like you’ve known them all your life even if you just met.

You just “get” each other in a way that no one else does. It’s almost as if you’re reading each others’ minds.

2: Talking to them feels therapeutic

Do you know how some people seem to drain your energy? It’s the opposite with a true soul friend.

They replenish your energy and you feel full after being with them or even just messaging on the phone with them. It’s high vibration all the way. 

If you think you’ve been feeling down a lot lately, here are 50 signs you’re suffering from low vibrational energy

3: You can tell them anything

You feel comfortable enough to tell them anything. Even your deepest darkest secrets, even something that you would be judged for had you told anyone other than them. 

Whatever it is, you know that if you tell them, it will be safe.

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4: They love you unconditionally

They love you for who you are and don’t expect anything from you in return.

It’s the kind of love that when someone asks, “why do you love her so much?” and the answer is, “I don’t know. Because it’s her?” 

5: You feel good around them

You just feel positive feelings when you’re around them.

You feel good about yourself, you feel happy with your surroundings, and you feel a surge of good energy rushing all over your body.

6: They inspire you to become a better version of yourself

Some people stay stuck because they are surrounded by people who hinder their growth.

When you’re with a true soul friend, you just wanna be better. Any energy that makes you feel like going on a downward spiral is not welcome there. 

It’s almost as if you would feel guilty if you do because you know that would make them sad for you.

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7: You care about them deeply

You genuinely care about them and their feelings. You just don’t want them to get hurt and would do anything to be there for them. 

It’s like how you care for a puppy. They don’t have to do anything, they just gotta be themselves and you care about them so much.

8: You can have a good time just sitting and talking

Have you felt that with others sometimes that you need something to talk about or something to do?

Maybe you met someone from your party phase and you know that without those blurry nights, you won’t really be close.

It’s like your bonding is based on something and if it’s not there, it’s just awkward. 

With a soul friend, even silence is not awkward. You can both stare into space thinking of nothing and it will still feel like a good time. 

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9: You immediately felt a ‘vibe’ when you met

How did you two meet? If it’s a soul friend, you most probably just instantly clicked with them when you met. It was effortless. 

It’s the kind of meeting that you already know you are going to be close with them. There’s already a deep level of understanding.

10: The friendship is light and easy

It’s like a low-maintenance friendship. You would never feel like you have to try to keep it afloat. Time and distance don’t matter as well.

Do you know how with other people, when you haven’t seen them for a while you grow apart? And then it just isn’t the same anymore.

With a true soul friend, this never happens.

You could not see each other for years but when you do, it’s like nothing changed. They’re still the same person you know and you still “get” each other.

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11: You understand each other on a different level

When you tell them something, even if you can’t seem to find the right words to explain it, they understand it. 

Even if it’s just a look in your eyes, they already know. It’s almost telepathic.

Even if you don’t wanna speak, they already feel your energy and they know just what to give you. Is it space? A cookie? They got you. 

12: You support each other

When your soul friend accomplishes something, you feel genuine happiness for one another. It’s as if it’s the other one’s accomplishment as well. 

There’s no envy or “gosh, I wish I have that too.” The happiness they get from that is like your happiness too. Their success is your success.

13: You met them right when you needed

You met them at a certain time. Whenever that is, it’s perfect timing.

Usually, you will meet them sometime around your spiritual awakening 

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If you’re not sure what a spiritual awakening is, here are 50 signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening.

It would feel like there was a reason you met. Most probably it’s at a difficult time in your life. 

Whenever it is, you had to meet them at that exact moment.

By the way, if you want some insight into some upcoming challenges and lessons you’re meant to learn in this life, try this free numerology reading.

14: There’s no judgment

You can be yourself around them. You have room to be weird and they won’t look at you differently.

You have room to make mistakes without fear of being judged. 

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15: You help each other grow

The relationship is good for both of you because you help each other grow instead of bringing each other down like a lot of people do.

You learn from each other and you call each other out when they’re doing things that are questionable instead of tolerating them. 

You’re not the same people you were when you first met because you’ve grown a lot together in the friendship.

16: They don’t tolerate your bad behaviors but their criticism is helpful 

They call you out when you’re wrong but they’re coming from a place of pure love. It’s not to make you feel bad, it’s to make you feel like you wanna do better.

It’s not for them, but it’s for yourself. They don’t want you to make a mess of yourself because they want both of you to do well.

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17: They know your boundaries and respect them

You don’t feel like going out today? They won’t take it personally. Do you prefer that they text first before coming over? They’re gonna honor that. 

You don’t want to drink alcohol? They’ll keep the alcohol persuaders at bay and maybe even drink the shots in your stead. 

They won’t make you feel like you’re being dramatic or stuck up. 

18: They’re there for you even at your lowest 

In good times and especially the bad, they are there for you. And you could lean on them without shame.

I know there are some people whom I wouldn’t want to be seen by at my lowest points. In times like that, a true soul friend is exactly what I need.

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19: They see the good in you

You might make mistakes and do bad things. 

Some people, when they hear stories about you, the way they see you changes. They would label you as bad or question your intentions. 

A true soul friend will scold you but they won’t judge you because they always see the good in you. “Maybe you did this bad thing, but you’re not a bad person.”

20: You share similar life experiences

You relate on so many levels because you have had similar life experiences.

Maybe you both didn’t grow up with a dad or you both had parents who didn’t want you to pursue a career in arts. 

You may have similar personalities, relationship problems or experiences, and so on.

You might wanna check out this free moon reading. It explores the secret depths of your personality, relationships, and even your true purpose in life.

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21: They inspire you to love yourself

Some people make you feel guilty if loving yourself because they feel that you should give the love to them. Soul friends inspire you to love and take care of yourself because they genuinely feel happy for you when you do that.

If you struggle with self-love, here are some self-love affirmations to help you change your subconscious beliefs. 

An MRI research found that practicing self-affirmation stimulates the reward centers in your brain, the same one that activates when eating delicious food.

It stimulates your neural connections and alters the parts of your brain that make you happy and cheerful.

More research also found that it reduces health-harming stress, improves physical activity, helps you consume more fruits and vegetables, and achieve academically.

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What is more powerful than a soulmate

One connection that is more powerful than a soulmate is a twin flame relationship because they’re literally one soul just split into 2. 

Soulmate vs twin flame vs karmic, what’s the difference?

Karmic partnerships can be explosive, but they play an important part in our spiritual growth, soulmate partnerships are ideal and healthy, and twin flame relationships are like looking at a mirror. 

You can read more about the different types of soul connections here.

What is the Greek word for a soulmate?

The Greek word for soulmates is Adelfi Psychi. There’s also this greek myth of soulmates. Androgynous describes a creature with four legs and four arms, two heads, and different genitalia. The Gods split them into two to punish them and they yearned for their other half endlessly.

Clear Signs of a True Soul Friend


You could meet someone once in a lifetime who seems so familiar and cozy to your spirit that you know you’ve crossed paths before. 

A true soul friend changes your life for the better.  Being to them feels light, safe, and loving.

You have a connection with them that you haven’t had with anybody else.

Even if you haven’t known them for long, you feel deep care and love for them.

A soul friend is truly one of the best gifts the universe can give you.

So if you have one, cherish them with all your heart and be grateful to the universe.

Remember that the more grateful you are, the more the universe gives you things to be grateful for.  In this case, you will be given more people who are vibrating on the same level and knows how to love as much as you and your true soul friend do.

Do you think you have met your true soul friend? Let me know in the comments!


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Breech Mae

Breech is a freelance creative whose passion lies in writing about spirituality, the law of attraction, and the metaphysical realm. She combines her experiences and research to share knowledge about these concepts. Read more articles by Breech here.

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