ARE YOU A GIVER, A TAKER OR A BIT OF BOTH?
8 Jan 07
Have to say that I am a little bit of both, but tend more to be a giver. I don't have heaps of money but I give my time, attention and anything else that I might have to my friends, particularly if they are in need of something. One thing I do find is that as I get older I am a little more cautious with my giving and who I give assistance to. Not sure if that is a sign of maturity or just plain experience and knowledge that comes with the years. LOL Receiving something is always wonderful of course, and no matter what it is, I am always delighted when I know that the person has taken an effort in deciding what to give to me. That makes it all the more special to me, so I can enjoy being a taker as well.
8 Jan 07
Very nicely said ossie, and maturity and experience along with knowledge play a big part in how we feel about things and makes more sense moreso with the mature part! We all learn along the way, and some learn by mistakes. I am more of a giver as can sometimes feel uncomfortable being the taker, but am learning. (comes with maturity lol)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I am more of a giver. I would do anything to help out a true friend, and often do. I value friends much more than money. I don't allow people to use me, but if I am able to help someone financially or emotionally, I will do it. When I do receive, it is the small, sentimental things that mean the most to me.
6 Jan 07
i am definately a giver, whether it be time, friendship or other things ....i cant always afford gifts and such to my friends and people i care about but i at least try to give something personal to them... i actually feel bad when people buy me things or are there for me as im usually the one there for others
• Janesville, Wisconsin
16 Nov 06
I am both but I am very open and give and share alot that most other people do not. So some people take that as being egotistical.. I roll my eyes at that lol. If I was egotistical I would not be giving so much of my life and time to my family, and the world :) ... I just hope that other then my parents the rest of my family will turn around and give back in return.. but that may not happen... If I see a relationship is one sided and a person is giving me so much that I can not give in return I will slowly back off from them for awhile, as I do not want anyone to ever feel used because I do not have the resources to give or return to their needs enough. I broke up with my ex gf for that reason.... and it made me realise its best I state out of dating until I am more independant, as I do not want to from one situation to the next same or similar situation. Its best to try to balance it out.. is how I feel its not always easy... - DNatureofDTrain