Quiz: Are You a Good Friend?

Take our quiz to find out how you stack up.

friends eating at a diner
(Image credit: Andrew McLeod)

1. When it comes to medical assistance, my girls can rely on me for ...

a. Pharmaceutical runs—Midol, contact lens solution, gum, you name it.

b. A ride to and from any appointment requiring anesthesia or pupil dilation.

c. Half an Ambien and cosmetic advice about how to cover up that zit.

2. During a friend's romantic crisis, the Pink Lady I most resemble is ...

a. Jan—bring comfort food to emergency girls' night and perform like a dancing monkey to boost morale. (Bonus: free dental-hygiene tips!)

b. Frenchy—pull together said girls' night for said friend in need and hold her hair back when things get crazy.

c. Rizzo—encourage the guest of honor to buck up, then ditch the girls for a booty call.

3. If a friend is moving house, sign me up for ...

a. Free storage of overflow in my basement, two personal days devoted to the cause, and a couch to crash on during that six-month gap between leases.

b. Character references, one Saturday of box-packing, and a large Papa John's on move day.

c. Any free electronics she doesn't have room for at the new place.

4. When a friend asks me to look over her typo-filled résumé, I ...

a. Overhaul it from top to bottom, then deliver a box of copies on Kinko's finest cotton blend to her home.

b. Set up a coffee date to discuss my feedback in person, then give the gift of The Elements of Style.

c. Correct a few of the more glaring spelling errors, tell her it's good to go, then forward it to my cubemate for comic relief.

5. The best gift I ever gave her was ...

a. Her fiancé (18 months of therapy later and I'm almost over him!).

b. An all-expenses-paid week on the beach in Tulum after my promotion came through.

c. A virtual bottle of champagne on Facebook ($1 credit).

How many As, Bs, and Cs do you have? Add them up and -->


(Image credit: Andrew McLeod)

Mostly A's: Enabler Extraordinaire

Your heart's in the right place, but the delivery's all wrong. BFF does not stand for Big Fat Flunky.

Mostly B's: Golden Girl

Thank you for being a friend—and for striking the right balance between tough and unconditional lady love.

Mostly C's: Frenemy Fatale

We suspect you may be "a girl who can't stand girls." Note: Nobody likes those girls.

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