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Dependable versus Inconsistent

This is WEEK 11 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by.  
Dependability means: 
1.worthy of trust and belief  2. being a good investment  3. consistent and reliable

When a Man’s Word Was As Good as A Gilt-Edged Note  (from the University of Texas Press – Trail Drivers of Texas)
Taking the advice of Jake Ellison, in 1867 I decided to go into the cattle business. I had no money, but the people let me take their cattle on credit…When we reached Gainesville my money was all gone… I was a perfect stranger there, and did not know a man in the town. I went into George Howell’s store, told Mr. Howell my circumstances, and asked if he could credit me for what I needed. He looked me straight in the eye for a few seconds and said he would do so. And he didn’t ask for a mortgage or a note or anything to hold me bound except my word to pay.   —By George N. Steen, Bryan, Texas

for Dependability: certain, constant, faithful, loyal, secure, stable, trustworthy
Antonyms for Dependability:   dishonest, irresponsible, uncertain, unreliable Read the rest of this entry

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