Can You Become A Better Friend After Taking A Friendship Quiz?

Q. Does a friendship quiz really work?

A. That depends upon what results you are seeking from a friendship quiz. If you are seeking to learn how to become a better friend, then the real results are found more in understanding the lessons that are hidden in the question rather than trying to pick the right answer. In fact, if the friendship quiz is well designed, the answer to each question will be very apparent without even having to guess.

There are certain well-defined traits that make a person a good friend, and there are other "variable" issues that get thrown into the mix.

Some of the well-defined traits include loyalty, honesty, the ability to listen, and the ability to understand your friend's feelings. A friendship quiz should give you a way to measure whether or not you have those traits.

These kinds of well-defined traits are easy to work into a friendship quiz. What's not so easy are the "variable" traits that I mentioned. For example, knowing when to "butt out" of your friend's business is a trait that no friendship quiz can measure. Likewise, knowing when to say "No" to a friend's request is another vague concept that no friendship quiz is likely to be able to quantify.

The real issue is: Do you actually need to take a friendship quiz to figure out if you are a good friend? Maybe yes, maybe no. If you think of the friendship quiz as a "checklist", then you can run down that checklist to see if you seem to be meeting the basic requirements.

However, if you "fail" the friendship quiz that doesn't mean that you aren't a good friend. A friendship quiz, like any quiz, has a built-in bias since it measures what the quiz's author thinks are valuable traits of friendship. The author may be all wrong in that the friendship quiz may measure things that aren't important to you and your friends.

My advice is to consider a friendship quiz as an "entertainment only" device and not something that will cause you to become a hermit if you don't score 100%.

The best friendship quiz is one that only your head and your heart knows the answers to. Treat your friends like you would want to be treated and you won't need a friendship quiz to keep score.

----------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Fong run the popular quiz site
http://www.QuizFaq.com
Quiz Faq - Your solutions for the quiz. ----------------------------------------------------------------

In The News:

ASK ZELDA: Our relationships expert Zelda West-Meads answers your questions  Daily MailBefore getting involved with my now ex, I was wary as he had a reputation for being a player and some of my previous boyfriends had also been unfaithful.
Deal Breakers: Survey Reveals America's Biggest Issues in Relationships  InverseIf you could build the perfect relationship, what would it look like? Expectations for today's relationships are higher than ever. Relationship science suggests that ...
Sign on the dotted line: Why millennials are writing contracts for their relationships  Chicago TribuneRachel Sibley and John Meyer had been dating four months when they planned out a night to reflect on their relationship. They dimmed the lights, lit some ...
Are relationships better without social media?  QuartzInstagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. An article in The New York Times ...
How BioWare is handling relationships in Anthem  GamesRadarBioWare's Mark Darrah details the studio's decision to keep character interactions safe for work in Anthem. Comments. Shares. null. BioWare's Anthem game ...
The Real Reason Kendall Jenner Has Kept Her Relationship with Ben Simmons So Private  InStyleThe 23-year-old model recently opened up about why she keeps her relationships ultra-private, and the reason she's quick to end them.
Could Donald Trump Have Had an Addictive Relationship?  Psychology TodayDonald Trump reportedly conducted a lengthy affair with a woman he was deeply attracted to that, if at had continued, could have derailed his presidency.
Key Ways Sleep Is Good for Your Relationships  The Epoch TimesI'm a sleep lover. I like going to bed at the same time every night and getting a full night's sleep. Deprive me of just one hour of blessed sleep, and things quickly ...
How to Handle the End of a Business Relationship  LifehackerSince the journalism industry gets upended once a month or so, I consider myself an expert in business relationships—namely, what to do when you lose your ...
Researchers find how to add more "love hormone" to your relationships  Big ThinkWith Valentine's Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play ...
It's Valentine's Day, and tech has taken over our relationships  CNETDating hasn't just been turned upside down by technology, it's being dominated by it.
A.B. details relationship with Steelers in AMA  NFL.comAntonio Brown watch-slash-stakeout is in full effect, and the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver continues to contribute to the offseason drama of his making.
Tom Jones relationships REVEALED: Shirley Bassey and Ella Fitzgerald - His female friends  ExpressTHE Voice UK returns to the screen tonight and ahead of Saturday's live final we took a look at Sir Tom Jones' legendary friends. Here are his relationships with ...
Big band breakups, and how they mirror relationship breakups  QuartzThere are lots of sad songs about the break-up of romances, but not many about the breakups of the bands who sing them. But bands are a lot like marriages ...
Cedar Rapids River Kings working to rebuild community relationships, new brand ahead of IFL season opener  The GazetteCEDAR RAPIDS — Ryan Eucker will spend his Saturday producing 450 feet of vinyl. With the beginning of the 2019 Indoor Football League season just a week ...
Who are Cheryl Cole's ex's? The Greatest Dancer star's past relationships revealed...  HELLO! MagazineCheryl has had a handful of whirlwind marriages and relationships since she appeared on our TV screen back in 2002. The star is a true romantic and has ...
Back in the Day: Relationships change Valentine's Day traditions  The Philadelphia TribuneLast Thursday, Feb. 14th, was a special day for many. It is a date that some had circled on their calendars for weeks, if not months.
A Fear of Regret Can Lock Us Into Bad Relationships, Jobs and Habits  The Epoch TimesRegret and our fear of regret are powerful emotions that can keep us from making necessary changes. Understanding regret can help us break out of paralysis.
4 Things You'll Notice About Yourself When You're Comfortable In Your Relationship  Elite DailyThere's a simple pleasure in the moment you realize that you're comfortable in your relationship. Not in a "we're too comfortable and we've lost the ~romance~" ...
The 6 Best Books for a Healthy Relationship, According to Authors and Psychiatrists  New York MagazineListen: we're not suggesting you buy your significant other a book on how to achieve a healthier relationship for Valentine's Day. Chocolates or flowers will likely ...
Religious view: Islam prohibits premarital, extramarital relationships  Fairfield Daily RepublicIslam emphasizes and encourages people to marry. According to Islam, the first relationship in the human history was the relationship of husband and wife.
Relationship with Mr. Right goes wrong as values collide  Aiken StandardDEAR ABBY: Nine months ago I met this incredible guy and we fell in love. We got along so well. He's smart, good-looking, has a great career and there didn't.
Relationship study finds South Australians are happy in love — and not doing it for the children  The AdvertiserSouth Australians in a relationship are most likely to remain in it because theyre happy, rather than for financial reasons or children, new research reveals.
10 science-backed relationship deal breakers  Times of IndiaAccording to experts, deal breakers are more important than deal makers in shaping the course of a relationship.
Sex and the city: My honest husband confessed about incestuous relationship with his sister  Free Press JournalRight before marriage, my husband told me about an incestuous relationship he had with his elder sister who had seduced him as a teenager. He has broken ...
Your Office Politics Playbook: Relationships Are Your Goal At Work  ForbesOffice politics is usually viewed as a bad thing, but it doesn't have to be that way. This series of articles will outline the psychology of office politics, and show you ...
What a long distance relationship taught me about Valentine's Day  British GQThere are two things that have taken a while to master in my love life: the long distance relationship I've been in for six years and Valentine's Day. A few years ...
The Pill ‘numbs a woman’s emotions and is harming relationships’  The SunWhile women on the Pill can tell if someone else is happy or scared, they're 10 per cent less likely to pick up on pride or contempt.
Technology will improve doctors' relationships with patients, says Topol review  The BMJBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l661 (Published 11 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l661. Article; Related *content*; Metrics; Responses ...
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's Complete Relationship History  The Cheat SheetTaylor Swift is somewhat of a relationship professional. The singer is always finding new relationships to be in and they are never flings . No, Swift likes her ...
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry Relationship Timeline: How They Made Their Love A Priority  The Cheat SheetFrom flirtatious beginnings to a proposal, let's check out a complete timeline of Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry's relationship.
‘Kumbalangi Nights’ review: A beautiful film on relationships and love  The News MinuteThe poster is of three men rowing a boat on a moonlit night, towards somewhere. The image I bring back home from Kumbalangi Nights is of that 'somewhere' ...
DVACK experts discuss abusive relationships  Salina JournalA small crowd of teens and adults braved Friday's snowstorm to attend a presentation at the Salina Public Library on abusive teen relationships.Two experts ...
What’s the Deal with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Relationship, Tho?  Cosmopolitan.comFans are convinced Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are secretly in love—here's what you need to know about the wild theory.
Long-distance relationships actually make couples come closer: Study  Times of IndiaLong-distance relationships are generally termed 'challenging' and many couples feel such relationships are doomed to fail because of the lack of physical ...
How being celibate affects my relationships  BBC NewsBlogger and mum Amina Habeeb explains why she decided to abstain from sex – and how it's affected her relationships.
Getting To Know Thelma And Her 10 Rules For A Loving Relationship  Star2.comQ: What are your thoughts about love and romance? Thelma: Where do I start?! OK, the No.1 observation I have is this. A lot of people mess up their ...
How to rekindle a relationship: The biggest sex mistakes for couples  TODAYWant to rekindle the spark in your long term relationship? Dr. Ruth shares how to have better sex and the biggest sex mistakes couples make.
Inside Melania Trump and Barron Trump's Relationship  The Cheat SheetWhat is Melania Trump's relationship with Barron Trump like?
Sharing Netflix, Spotify Accounts After Couples Break Up  NPRSharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to ...
Money & Relationships: What to do if your adult children ask for money  Economic TimesMoney is known to mar even the best of relationships. The conflict over cash could invade the privacy of spouses over something as innocuous as spending ...
The relationships in 'Dev' are progressive: Actor Rakul Preet to TNM  The News MinuteRakul Preet, who was last seen in H Vinoth's Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, is back in Tamil cinema after more than a year. Her upcoming romantic drama, Dev, ...
Super Mario: 25 Wild Revelations About Mario And Peach's Relationship Fans Didn't Realize  Screen RantMario and Princess Peach have been considered a couple for quite some time but there are many things about their relationship that fans don't know!
My Fake Relationship: Sydney woman’s dating website for fake dates  NEWS.com.auA free dinner out with good — albeit unknown — company and $104 pocketed by a 23-year-old for two hours of simply making friendly conversation. That date's ...
Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart Don't Need Social Media To Prove Their Relationship To Anyone  BustleNot every celebrity couple feels the need to plaster their relationship across social media, especially for the sake of privacy. In a new interview with GQ published ...
I bought my girlfriend a gift card to buy yoga pants. It ruined our relationship: Ask Ellie  Toronto StarAn admirer gives his lady friend a gift card for yoga pants and suddenly she starts to push him away after some nice dates. Ellie wonders, like him, what's going ...
Relationship Therapist Esther Perel on What Men Get Wrong About Sex  GQ MagazineRelationship therapist Esther Perel wrote the books Mating in Captivity and State of Affairs. Here, she talks facing rejection, how men's sexuality is just as mental ...
The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for different stages of a relationship  Times of IndiaWhat you gift your loved one on Valentine's Day depends a lot on the kind of relationship you have with him or her. A thoughtful gift can determine the fate of a ...
Comment | NZ's China relationship matters even more: Todd McLay  New Zealand HeraldCOMMENT: By Todd McLay. The Government appears to be glossing over a deterioration of our relationship with our largest trading partner, China. The cause ...
Kevin Durant says relationship with Russell Westbrook was never 'in a bad place'  NewsOK.comCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant aren't on the same team during All-Star Weekend, but Durant is taking up for his former teammate.
Chinese foreign ministry addresses NZ-China relationship  Radio New ZealandThe Chinese foreign ministry says China is ready to work with New Zealand on new progress for bilateral relations.
Stacey Dooley's relationship with boyfriend 'on the rocks' as she brands him 'useless'  HeartStacey Dooley has branded her boyfriend Sam Tucknott 'useless' amid claims that their seven year relationship is under strain.
Read A Book Based On Your Relationship Status  Book RiotSingle? Married? Divorced? Pick up one of these books, based on whatever your relationship status is.
Angola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, rights group says  CNNAngola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch agency.
How Will Meghan Markle's Close Relationship With Her Mother Influence Her as a Parent?  The Cheat SheetMeghan Markle has a special relationship with her mother. How will that bond help her raise Baby Sussex?
Squirmy and Grubs: Shane Burcaw and Hannah open up about their relationship  TODAYPopular YouTube couple Squirmy and Grubs share details about their interabled relationship.
Everything You Need to Know About Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's Working Relationship  HarpersBAZAAR.comThe palpable connection between Lady Gaga and Cooper is evident in everything they do together, from playing lovers in A Star Is Born to co-writing the film's ...
Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale: a relationship timeline  Cosmopolitan.comThe showbiz romance no-one saw coming has, erm, come. So let's take a look at Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale's relationship from the very beginning, ...
Alia Bhatt on relationship with ex-boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra: I have a lot of love for him  India TodayAlia Bhatt opened up on her relationship with ex-boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra and said that there were no bad vibes between the two. The two called it quits in ...
6 Signs You’re In an Emotionally Strong Relationship  Thrive GlobalThese relationship lessons from powerful people, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas and George Clooney, are worth taking to heart.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving's relationship an All-Star Weekend topic  Celtics WireLeBron James was asked about how relations were with Kyrie Irving at NBA All-Star Weekend and had nothing but good things to say.
Affinity raises $26.5 million to manage relationships with machine learning  VentureBeatRelationships are a tricky thing — and particularly fraught in the enterprise world, where the right connection or second-degree contact can make the difference ...
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom: Everything to Know About the Engaged Couple's Relationship  PEOPLE.comKaty Perry and Orlando Bloom's romance trajectory beginning in January 2016 at a Golden Globes bash before their separation February 2017 — and reunion ...
WWE News: Seth Rollins' Relationship With Girlfriend Is Over, UpupDownDown Simulates Elimination Chamber, Total Divas Cast Celebrates Birthday  411mania.comSeth Rollins and his girlfriend have ended their relationship, the cast of Total Divas filmed a birthday celebration and more news...
'Experienced' couples share tips for a happy relationship  WANEDespite your feelings about Valentine's Day, the holiday always makes people think about love and relationships. We asked two "experienced" couples from the ...
Navigating the Male-Female Work Relationship  The New York TimesThere's plenty of safe middle ground between a man's leering at women and his simply avoiding them.
Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe Just Made Their Relationship Insta Official  Cosmopolitan.com'Bachelorette' contestant Jason Tartick just made his relationship with Katilyn Bristowe Instagram official.
Yet another lover to Mary Wambui's husband emerges with nasty details of her relationship with Kori  PulseLive KenyaDrama continues as fourth woman in Kori's complicated love life spills the beans.
I Said Yes: Did Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff Just Make Their Relationship Official With This Post?  News18It seems Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have taken a big step in their rumoured relationship over Valentine's week.
Des Moines sports radio host on relationship with Marty Tirrell: '... And Miller' haunts me  Des Moines RegisterDes Moines sports talk radio host Ken Miller shared some of the first-hand frustrations of his on-and-off working relationship with co-host Martin "Marty" Tirrell, ...
I was never in a relationship with Mouni Roy; hope to get married this year: Mohit Raina  Daily News & AnalysisThere have been a lot of reports making the rounds about Mouni Roy and Mohit Raina's rumoured relationship. The actors first shared screen space in Devon ...
MPD hosts movie night in Memphis neighborhood to build relationship with community  FOX13 MemphisMembers of a Parkway Village community and the Memphis Police Department teamed up for movie night.
Erin Andrews says cervical cancer helped relationship with Jarrett Stroll grow  Fox NewsIt's been almost two-and-a-half years since Erin Andrews was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Now, the sportscaster is cancer-free and looking back at her ...
N'Golo Kante Considering Leaving Chelsea After 'Strain' in Relationship With Maurizio Sarri  90min​Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is reportedly considering potential moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich amid struggles in his 'strained' ...
Teacher accused of sexual relationship with student facing additional charges  WBRCA Randolph County High School teacher being held in jail on 8 felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, is now facing charges in ...
Meg Ryan opens up about relationships past and present: 'Big turning point' she revealed  AOLIn an eye-opening sit-down with The New York Times Magazine, Meg Ryan opens up about life outside of Hollywood, relationships and more.
8 Tips for keeping the spark in your relationship  Aleteia ENIf familiarity breeds contempt, it's vital we keep our eyes open to keep learning and discovering together with our spouse. Here are eight ways to do that.
The Complexities of Enes Kanter’s Relationship with Turkey  Blazer's EdgeEnes Kanter, the Portland Trail Blazers' newly acquired big man, made national headlines last month when he did not travel with the New York Knicks to London ...

Women and Men: Never The Twain Shall Meet

"Dear Happy Guy,"I just don't understand men. Last night I... Read More

Coping With A New Culture: Problems And Solutions

Coping with a new culture has never been the easiest... Read More

Being Mindful of Your Mates Space

SOMETIMES I'LL ask a couple I'm seeing in therapy to... Read More

How To Develop A Grateful Mind

There is one sure fire medicine that cures all difficulty... Read More

Whos Watching You? Men Arent The Only Stalkers

For decades, the label "stalker' has been tattooed as a... Read More

Charisma, Love and Health

This is an amazing story. It's about my friend Robert.... Read More

Hold Em or Fold Em?

Like a great game of poker, knowing when to "Hold... Read More

The Egoistic Friend

What are friends for and how can a friendship be... Read More

Soul Mates ? Finding True Love and Commitment

Finding your true Soul Mate is something that many people... Read More

Great Relationship Advice: How to Get ?All A?s? in Couples Communication

Mark Twain once said that he believed it was "God's... Read More

The Tablet of Venus

In the 17th century, divination devices called The Tablets of... Read More

My Concept

From my own personal experiences with relationships I believe in... Read More

Let Kissing Liven Up Your Meetings (and More Kissing Tips)

Every now and then a quarrel breaks out down at... Read More

How to Create a Solid Foundation for Loving Relationships

What does real love look like? The way we act... Read More

Typecasting, Candice Bergen and Family Relationships

I'm experiencing some challenges in my relationship with Candice Bergen.I... Read More

I Said Yes, I Meant No, and Now I Want Out

Imagine this; you have the opportunity to go away for... Read More

The Flames of Love

Suppose you have everything; a good job, good health, good... Read More

20 Tips to Keep Love Alive

Have you ever been at a loss to think of... Read More

Whats The Attraction?

Why do people have affairs? Why not do the 'right'... Read More

Revenge ? Serve It Cold!

Whether you caught him in bed with the local bimbo,... Read More

Your Next Relationship - Heaven or Hell?

We've all had relationships that we've looked back on and... Read More

Two Kinds of Love

Love is something we all need, and want. For love,... Read More

How to Find Out If Your Wife or Girlfriend Is Cheating On You

What drives a woman to cheat may look a lot... Read More

The Evolution of Dating at 40 and 50

I am sick of the dating scene at 40. The... Read More

Making New Friends

How do we make friends? More importantly if dropped into... Read More