are you a good (real) friend?

3 07 2008

Having good social capital more often than not stems from being a good “real” friend (as opposed to a digital or imaginary friend). Want to learn how to be a better friend? Check out the quiz that accompanies the article and be sure to keep one friend in mind as you go through it and then repeat for each other friendship or relationship you know needs assessing. I hope you find out that all your friendships are balanced, but if not, you can learn what to do about the unbalanced ones by reading the April 2008 issue of “O” Magazine article that accompanied this quiz. Either way, it’s well worth the read. A sample question from the quiz:

1. Initiate contact between the two of you (by calling, e-mailing, dropping by for a visit, sending an invitation to an event, etc.).

I do this for my friend:

never, rarely, sometimes, often, always (choose one)

My friend does this for me:

never, rarely, sometimes, often, always (choose one)

Click HERE for the entire Friend Quiz

UPDATE 02/22/10: A follow-up to the original article from 2008 can be found HERE.

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