For some people, friendships are just easier, argues Marisa G. Franco in this enlightening essay. You are guided by your attachment style, for better or worse, in your romantic, and platonic, connections. The secret: Assume that people like you.

The psychologist Fred H. Goldner coined the term pronoia to describe the optimistic counterpart to paranoia. People with pronoia possess the delusion that, despite any evidence to the contrary, others want the best for them