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What Type of Friend Are You?

No matter what kind of pals you have, everyone falls into a friend-type category. Which one are you? Take our quiz to find out!

1. Which literary character is your favorite?

a. Katniss Everdeen

b. Samwise Gamgee

c. Neville Longbottom

d. Lizzie Bennet

e. Margo Roth Spiegelman

2. What is your favorite color?

a. Red

b. Blue

c. Purple

d. Green

e. Orange

3. When at sleepovers, you like to…

a. Bake brownies. And paint fingernails. And pick out a movie to watch. Really, you like to do ALL the things.

b. Go with the flow; whatever your buds want to do is fine.

c. Read quietly in the background while your friends watch movies.

d. Play truth or dare. But mostly truth.

e. Play board games.

4. Last Christmas, you gave your best friend…

a. Your favorite movie, because everyone should watch it.

b. A coupon for one free favor, whenever she needs it.

c. A book. Who doesn’t love books?

d. You don’t remember. Hey, sentimentality’s not really your thing!

e. A wood carving of a gnome (you made it yourself).

5. What is your favorite time of day?

a. Morning. Early, early morning.

b. You don’t have one. Whenever your friends are hanging out is good for you!

c. Evening, when everything starts to get quiet.

d. The middle of the day.

e. Late at night. That’s when all the fun happens!

6. When you and your friend disagree, you usually…

a. Eventually win her over to your side. After all, you’re right!

b. Compromise (AKA, give in). It’s just easier that way.

c. Try not to bring it up and wait for the whole thing to blow over.

d. Tell her what you think; if she can’t handle it, she’s not really your friend.

e. Make a dorky joke and move on to the next topic.

7. You naturally gravitate towards friends who have…

a. Good wingman-ship skills

b. Go-getter-tude

c. The intelligence not to interrupt you when you’re reading

d. Integrity and brazen courage

e. Fun, and lots of it

8. Your friends most often ask you…

a. For plans and activity ideas.

b. For help completing menial tasks.

c. To listen when they rant about their bad days.

d. For your honest opinion (especially on whether or not those shoes work with that top).

e. To stop embarrassing them in public.

9. Your friend’s goldfish just died. What do you do?

a. Buy her a new one; it was just a fish.

b. Bring her cookies and shed sympathetic tears.

c. Ask her to tell you her favorite memories of little Nemo.

d. Shrug and wait for her to move on.

e. Help her hold a funeral (you even wrote a poem).

Mostly A’s: The Dynamic One! You’re the ring leader of your friend group, and you know it. Your besties look to your for direction in most situations, and for good reason. You never shy away from a challenge, and you almost always have a plan for the day. You sometimes have trouble remembering to respect other people’s opinions, but at least you’re never indecisive. Plus, your hair is full of secrets.

Mostly B’s: The Loyal One! You stick by your friend’s side no matter what. You’re always willing to lend a helping hand, and you usually go with the flow when you’re not sure what to do. You often find yourself bored or lost when your friends aren’t around. You’re pretty passive…unless someone attacks your friends—that’s when the claws come out.

Mostly C’s: The Quiet One! Every friend group needs at least one introvert, and you’re it. Like background music, you tend to fade into your surroundings. But once someone starts looking for you, they realize how awesome you are. You’re always ready to lend a listening ear to your friends and will thoughtfully back them up on just about anything, as long as they don’t bother you when you’re getting to the good part in your latest YA novel.

Mostly D’s: The Honest One! You are always ready with an opinion on anything and you don’t hesitate to make it known (even if no one is asking). Your friends know you’ll always speak your mind, and they trust you to tell the truth, no matter how painful. Your bluntness can be a little off-putting, but it’s also endearing and admirable. You’d make a great snarky t-shirt sloganist.

Mostly E’s: The Quirky One! Your bangs are looking great today, you little Zooey Deschanel, you. You’ve got individuality down to a T, and your friends know you’ll always have a unique perspective. You like to have fun, and nothing ever really fazes you. Deep down, you’re caring and thoughtful; people just have to get past the paisley-and-stripes wearing, hipsterized exterior.

What type of friend are you?