ARE YOU A GIVER, A TAKER OR A BIT OF BOTH?

@caramello (4381)
Australia
November 12, 2006 4:34pm CST
I am more inclined to be a giver, but can be a taker at least on certain things. What about you?
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@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Nov 06
I have been always a giver in my in laws family but taker in my own family and I hope it stays that way. I enjoy both sides immensely.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thank-you for your response.
@joycey (76)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
I am mainly a giver. I am always the first to offer help and the last to ask for it.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
Same. Thank-you for your response.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
A giver..too much actually.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
I would be more on the giving side, but come to realise that is who I am, and not such a bad thing. Thank-you for your response.
@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
A giver in most things I think!!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
That's nice. Thank-you for your response.
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• India
31 Jan 07
I would like take more rather than to give but it depends on the things too if its a kick i'll give more.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thank-you for your response.
• India
31 Jan 07
i am more of a giver than a taker! i like to give happiness to others as well as trust.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
8 Jan 07
I am a giver. Always have been.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Not a bad way to be DeeBloomers and it seems to be easier as it comes quite natural. Thank-you for your response.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
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.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
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)
@lauriefnp (5112)
• 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.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Nicely said lauriefnp as being comfortable with what you are doing is important and the smallest of things can mean so much! Thank-you for your response.
@tigrashadow (1086)
• Australia
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
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
6 Jan 07
Thank-you for your response tigrashadow, sometimes it is easier to give than take.
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
4 Jan 07
I'm also in between but more comfortable to give than to take, it's nice to take but only when not asking and always nice to give even if no one is asking.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
Quite a good answer freesoul, and thank-you for your response.
@wynna1 (1291)
2 Jan 07
I think im in between. Its a nice feeling being able to give but also you'll feel good being able to receive cos it makes you feel loved and feel important the thought that you're also being remembered.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
That is well said wynna and it doesn't take much to do either. Thank-you for your response.
• 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
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
12 Nov 06
For the most part, I'm a giver. I'd give the shirt off my back if I thought somebody needed it worse than I did. However, I'm also kind of a taker, as I get all giddy and child-like when I receive something.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
Receiving is a bit different, if you are more comfortable with giving. "Giddy and child-like" that is so cute. Thank-you for your response.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
A giver mostly.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
Yes, for me too. Thank-you for your response.