1. All About Friendship

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* 1. Gender:

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* 2. Age

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* 3. Primary occupation (if retired, before retirement)

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* 4. Have you taken one or more of our surveys before?

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* 5. WHAT DOES FRIENDSHIP MEAN TO YOU? In defining what a true friend means to you, indicate how much you value and appreciate the described characteristic.
A true friend . . .

  Very highly value Highly value Moderate value No value
is a good companion, someone you enjoy doing things with, but also someone you just enjoy being with.
is who you want to be with to have a good time and someone you have to be with when you are having a hard time.
finds the time to be with you on happy occasions, but makes the time to be with you in times of trauma.
knows a lot about you; but also really knows you.
has seen you at your best and your worst – and still likes you.
tolerates your neglect, angry outbursts, and unkind remarks and puts up with your annoying habits, dumb comments, bad jokes and broken commitments.
always forgives you because your friendship is more important than whatever it is you did to make your friend sad or angry.
stands up for you, but also stands up to you.
is on your side and, when needed, is at your side.
treat you like a fine painting, always placing you in the best light.
is proud, not jealous of your achievements
always builds you up, not tears you down.
cries with you when you are grieving and celebrates with you in times of joy.
wants the best for you, brings the best out of you and expects the best from you.

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* 6. What other characteristics do you highly value in a friend?

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* 7. WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU? As to each of the characteristics and in relation to a person you would describe as a true friend, how would you rate yourself.

  4 - I'm exceptionally good at this 3 - I'm usually good at this 2 - I'm sometimes good at this 1 - I'm not good at this
I am a good companion, someone my friend enjoys doing things with, and someone my friend just enjoys being with.
I am someone my friend wants to be with to have a good time and someone my friend needs to be with in hard times.
I find the time to be with my friend on happy occasions, but I make the time to be with my friend in times of trauma.
I know a lot about my friend and I really know my friend.
I have seen my friend's best and worst sides and i still like my friend.
I tolerate my friend's neglect, angry outbursts, and unkind remarks and put up with my friend's annoying habits, dumb comments, bad jokes and broken commitments.
I always forgive my friend because our friendship is more important than whatever it is my friend did to make me sad or angry.
I stand up for my friend but I also stands up to my friend.
I am on my friend's side and, when needed, I will be at my friend's side.
I treat my friend like a fine painting, always placing my friend in the best light.
I am proud, not jealous of my friend's achievements.
I always builds my friend up, not tear my friend down.
I cry with my friend when grieving and celebrate with my friend in times of joy.
I want the best for my friend, bring the best out of my friend, and expects the best from my friend.

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* 8. What other characteristics do you have as a friend that you think are important?

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* 9. YOUR SCORE: Review your answers to question #7 above and add up your score using the point allocation at the top of each column:

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* 10. EXTRA CREDIT - Purely optional. These questions have nothing to do with the self-assessment but with your relationship to the Character Counts and What Will Matter blogs and Facebook pages. It should take less than 2 minutes and your responses will help us make some important decisions. If you prefer, just skip to the bottom of the survey and submit it. Thanks for participating.

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