When I was younger, I thought of friendships bidirectionally ("we're friends"). However, not all friendships necessarily are bidirectional, or they might become unidirectional. Although I'm a native English speaker, I struggle to describe directional friendships properly.
I'm setting these arbitrary definitions in order to clarify my questions:
- There are two people, A and B.
- There is a strictly unidirectional friendship between A and B, where one and only one of A or B is friends with the other (never both at the same time).
- Although it isn't an accurate description of friendship, I'll describe the concept of friendship as "liking", because I can properly understand "liking" as unidirectional.
- If one of A or B doesn't "like" the other, then they "dislike" them.
- Scenario 1: A likes B; B dislikes A.
- Scenario 2: B likes A; A dislikes B.
Which of these statements fit "Scenario 1" and which fit "Scenario 2"?
- A says to B, "I'm your friend".
- A says, "B's my friend".
- A says to B, "I consider you my friend."
- A says, "I'm friends with B".
Special request: If you're not sure on the answer to one or more of those, please indicate that uncertainty along with each answer. Thanks!