We all know that having a good friend makes the fun times even better and the hard times that much more bearable. But in order to have a good friend, you need to BE a Good Friend. Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions on this just for FUN little quiz to see if you are a GOOD FRIEND!
1.) When you are really upset with your friend, do you try to discuss the matter in a calm, open minded and lovingly manner?
2.) When your friend is feeling a little blue, do you do everything you can to turn their frown upside down?
3.) Do you tell your friends the truth (In a nice way of course) even if they don’t agree with you?
4.) When you and your friend are chatting do you listen without constantly interrupting?
5.) Are you quick to apologize to your friends and admit you are wrong about something when you and your friend have a disagreement?
6.) Can you friends trust you to keep their secrets (unless the secret is something that could potentially harm them then of course you need to tell a grown up to help them)?
7.) Do you consider yourself to be a good influence on your friends?
8.) Are you respectful of your friends views and opinions, even if they differ from your own?
9.) Do you forgive easily when you argue with your friends, and do not hold grudges?
10.) Do you make a point of being a pleasant person to be around?
Now count up how many “YES” answers you have and see (for fun) how you did.
10 “Yes” responses- CONGRATULATIONS! Not only are you a Good Friend… you are a GREAT FRIEND! People enjoy your company and being around you!
8-9 “Yes” responses- Good job! Friendship is very important to you and it shows!
6-7 “Yes” responses- You are trying to be a good friend and trying is an important thing! Keep working at it and you will have a BFF before you know it.
0-5 “Yes” responses- Being a good friend is not easy and many folks, especially those with autism like your brother or sister struggle with this. It is important to remember, that if you want a good friend, well then you have to BE a good friend. Listen more, be open minded and above all kind and loving; and kind loving people will be attracted to you!