Definition: capable of being counted on; reliable; trustworthy; levelheaded; steady <especially in an emergency>

People Who Exemplify This Quality: Anyone in a crisis-oriented occupation: firemen, emergency medical personnel, police, etc.

• You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American humorist
• Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. — Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) American science fiction author & aeronautical engineer

Comment: Dependable is usually the first trait marking a true friend.

How to Live This Quality Today: Show up prepared and on time.