Author: Kim, Jiae
Date published: August 1, 2011
You're all set for school: New clothes, new 'do, new shoes...new attitude? There's no better time then the start of a fresh school year to give yourself a makeover- and that includes your inner self, too. So, does your personality need a pick-me-up? Find out!
1. You and your BFF are on the prowl for perfect first day outfits when you both lay eyes on the most adorable mini. You...
A. Gush about how cute it is. She'll be best dressed for sure.
B. Kick yourself for not finding it first, then ask her to help hunt something fab for you.
C. Tell her it's not her style- 'cause it's not- and try it on yourself.
2. Your lunchmate just scarfed down a tuna sammie with extra onions. When she asks you for a breath check, you...
A. Tell her the coast is clear. It's only über bad once she starts talking, and you know she hates speaking up in class.
B. Look through your book bag to see if you've got an extra mint. She's gonna need one.
C. Gag and let her know she's just wilted half the flowers in the state. Yeah, it's that bad.
3. Your boy-crazy bud tells ya she has a new crush. And guess what? He just so happens to be yours, too. You...
A. Listen to her rave over his baby blues and mention they'd be cute together. Because, actually, they would.
B. Let her know you've been swooning over the guy since third grade and jog her memory about last week's crush convo.
C. Laugh and tell her she must be joking, because there's no way he would ever be into her. Case closed.
4. The new girl invited you to a BTS bash, but turns out it's an awkward mix of her family, not your classmates. You...
A. Snag a seat next to Gramps, who's sharing stories about his adventures on the high seas.
B. Grab some hors d'oeuvres, make nice with a few of her cousins and then tell the hostess you've got to run.
C. Hightail it out of there before she spots your arrival. If you wanted to party with parents, you would've stayed home.
5. Your lab partner got an "edgy" new 'do that screams Gagagone-wrong. When she asks for your honest opinion, you...
A. Tell her she looks great and even ask for the deets on her hairdresser. Why kick a girl when she's down?
B. Say that it's a little much for the halls of your high school but reassure her she can make it work until it grows out a bit.
C. Offer one word: Disaster. Hey, she asked what you thought!
6. You're psyched to finally run for SGA prez when your frenemy tells you she's running, too. You...
A. Wish her luck. Competition can sooo be friendly.
B. Ignore her. You've got to start campaigning. You don't have time to worry about her negative energy.
C. "Accidentally" mention her 2.0 GPA to the school chatterbox. She won't have a shot once that gets out.
7. Your G/ee-obsessed BFF is auditioning for the fall musical after watching the Fleetwood Mac episode again. Problem is, her "Songbird" sounds more like a dying duck. You...
A. Support her 100 percent. She's probably good enough for a part in the chorus, so why crush her dream?
B. Rattle off the names of all of the super-talented girls trying out and encourage her to go for the drill team instead. Her dance skills are so much better.
C. Ask her if she's prepared to get slushied. You're just being a good friend by saving her from embarrassment.
8. You're running insanely late for class when a completely lost underclassman asks you how to get to the caf. You...
A. Stop in your tracks and give her detailed directions. You're already tardy, what's another couple of minutes?
B. Tell her that you're really late, but to ask the secretary in the office. Detention on the first day? You can't risk it.
C. Ignore her. You have no time to talk and besides, you could be a foreign exchange student for all she knows.
Aww, you really are the best. You're undeniably sweet and people love you for your unending support and positive take. While it's never a bad thing to be so darn nice, there is a catch to kindness: If you're always putting a positive spin on things, you may lose the sincerity in what you say and do. Remember, it's OK to be honest instead of glossing over the truth. Give it a whirl and just confess the real deal Gin a nice way, of course]. Believe us, they'll appreciate you and your opinion even more.
You've got it right, Mama! You know when it's cool to speak your mind...and when to water down the truth to spare a friend's feelings. When something's important, you fight for it And when your gang asks your opinion, you deliver it tactfully. No wonder your buds always wanna see ya for sound advice. Just remember that there's a fine between the nice-gal zone and mean-girl territory. Stay on the side and you'll have no problems balancing your already rockin' attitude.
You're one blunt babe! You have no prob letting people know exactly how you feel- and sugarcoating is so not your thing. While friends may appreciate your hard-core honesty at times, it's never good to serve up the truth if it's gonna sting. So next time you're about to dish a diss- even if it's totally true!- think about how your words might hurt Then, try to soften up your sentiments so they come off as constructive criticism instead of a complete bum. See, a little bit of sugar with your spice isn't so bad.