I really like her. We only relatively recently have been talking and interacting with each other, as in the last couple of years, though I've known her longer. It's been a slow sort of growth, and before we just sort of saw and respected each other, but never really connected. I just thought she was a cool girl, and I'm not sure she ever really noticed me that much. I think she likes me, too, because I'm one of the people she'll occasionally come up and randomly hug or say "hello" and "how are you?" (really wanting to know, not just saying the greeting) when we're in the same vicinity. (She doesn't come up and hug just anybody, she's rather selective.)
She's not particularly pretty by popular standards, but that's not really her goal in life. She doesn't care so much about fashion as about doing the right thing. She's pretty confident and secure in herself, which isn't necessarily related to personality. Despite not seeking popularity, she's got plenty of friends and they're high quality ones.
One of the things I like about her is that I can get sassy with her and she'll take it the right way. She doesn't get all surprised, like some people, "Oh, my goodness, I didn't know sweet little you could be like that!" and such. She doesn't get mad or misunderstand me, either. She knows I'm joking, and she actually likes it and will encourage it in me. And she can pick up on what I'm saying, too, usually. Sometimes I'll say things quietly and indirectly, with hidden or double meanings - not really intentionally clever or anything like that, but just what I'm thinking, which isn't always direct and clear. If she's sitting next to me, she listens and picks up on that sort of stuff more than other people. And then she goes off on it, especially if it's about her, and it's a lot of fun.
She's got strong but not overly stubborn or loud opinions about the things around her. She'll often talk in statements. Like, in reference to some drama, "He was out of line; you were not. He shouldn’t have [whatever]." Or about band practice or performance, "Yeah, I don't think we did so good today. The monitors were all messed up, I couldn't hear myself, and the kids weren't reacting at all. I'm kind of bummed."
She doesn't get bubbly or mushy. She's pretty straightforward. I like how she talks. It can be comforting just to listen. She's fairly laidback and not particularly excitable, though she can be louder and more, um, moving around, than me (which isn't too hard to do, I guess).
She seems to like it ok when I'm being me. For example, she's having a hard week. The girls she's working with are giving her a lot of disrespect and negativity, which is wearing on her. So I come up to her when I get a good chance, hug her, ask her how she's doing, listen if she wants to say anything, and just be with her for a little if she doesn't (though she usually does sat at least something). She's also been feeling sick, so I found her a hot water bottle, sat her in front of my little fire that I have in the room where I work, and then suggested/told her she should take part of the day off and sleep. She responds well to that sort of stuff, though I think she gets the biggest kick out of me showing my more playful side.
Not sure if this is related to personality, but she's often asked to be the worship leader amongst the people I'm with nowadays, for chapel and smaller groups. She doesn't seek out the position, but fills it well.