Measuring of friendship is a hard thing to do. What qualities must a person posses that would make them appeal to you as being a friend? The qualities that you like must be ever present for there will be problems later on if the friend has a change of personality. I measure a friendship by the degree of the following. Loyalty, Humor, and kindness.
First and foremost there is loyalty. Without this there can be no friendship for you to measure to see where it stands. A good friend doesn't go talking about you behind your back nor do they constantly harass you about the small things in life. A friend that is really a friend deserves to be measured and judged on how well that they meet your personal standards.
Next, there is humor. Can your friend take a joke or will they always be insulted by what you say? Can they make you laugh and feel better when you're down? Once again you must see if they measure up to your basic standard of humor.
Finally, is the friend really a good person? To measure a friend on this you must judge wether or not they are sincere in their kind actions towards you or others. Is your friend a kind person or just someone who is using you for some cruel purpose? Once again, this must be taken into account.
In conclusion, loyalty, humor, and kindness are the three most important qualitites that you can judge a person on to see if they measure up to your personal standards of friendship. These things must be taken into account and factored into the equation. So can you now look at your friends and judge them? How well do they measure up?...