Stacy: You will not be my friend if you can't keep secrets
Media personality, Stacy Amoateng says she has no business making people who cannot keep secrets as friends.
Speaking in a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, the host of Restoration explained the importance of selectivity in her choice of friends, drawing parallels to romantic relationships where red flags should not be ignored.
Evaluating a person's character and their ability to maintain confidentiality when forming close bonds were key considerations for her because, in true friendship, red flags should be managed and worked through to preserve trust and respect. (Related article: The public ‘showdown’ on social media is unnecessary- Stacy to feuding celebs)
“You can tell the person’s character by the way they behave around you. You can tell if the person has a loose tongue or not.
“You see, the beauty of friendship is no matter the red flags, you should be able to manage and work around it. So if you realise this friend is unable to keep secrets, you do not share secrets with them,” she said.
Asked if she had friends in the industry, Stacy stressed that she would "rather have sisters and not friends" because of the deep connections she had formed with individuals who have supported her through her most challenging times and have safeguarded their shared secrets.
“Some people have been there for me through the toughest time of my life and have kept certain things we shared to themselves.
“They have shown me love beyond my imagination,” she added, underscoring the importance of upholding trust and discretion in personal relationships.