Quotes from Top T.V. Shows for each Enneagram Number
When that line hits different than the rest...
We've all done it. You're watching a show on your preferred streaming network with your friend when suddenly one of the characters says something that is so completely "you." The remark is so spot on that your friend calls you out by name and gives you that look.
I thought I'd bring attention to some of the most apropos quotes for each enneagram number from today's top T.V. shows. Some will make you laugh, others may evoke a solemn nod.
“Now, I need you to be careful and efficient. And remember: If I am harsh with you, it’s only because you’re doing it wrong.” -Monica, Friends
“Look at that font! What is this? Amateur hour? At least use Palatino.” -Nick, New Girl
"I do everything for everyone. Everything to be perfect. The perfect daughter, the perfect sister, the perfect student. Can't I do this one thing for me?" -Betty, Riverdale
Commentary: They're not called the Reformers for nothing! One's have a work ethic that is unequivocal to any other number. And you can bet that the quality of their work is going to be top-notch. If they expect good work from you, it's because they only expect the best from themselves. Their strong moral compass lends them to doing a lot for others and their inner critic allows them little satisfaction for themselves.
"It's my responsibility as your best friend to make sure you do exciting things even when you don't want to." -Sookie, Gilmore Girls
“Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” -Blair, Gossip Girl
“Can we just take a minute to celebrate me?” - Schmidt, New Girl
Commentary: Sure, we can be a little over-bearing, but everyone needs a good Two to take responsibility for their R&R every now and then. Two's feel everything deeply, which is why they love so hard. They could never truly hate someone they once loved, and they tend to accept apologies quickly when they are offered. They also enjoy adoration, but don't most people?
“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” Blair, Gossip Girl
"I'm not gonna stop until I prove it." -Betty, Riverdale
"I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well."
-Andy from Parks and Rec
Commentary: Three's are the go-getters, the doers, the fake-it-til-you-make-it professionals. They leave everything out there, withholding nothing, and never make excuses for themselves. There is no room for self-pity or self-doubt with Three's; their ambition is second to none.
"The English language can not fully capture the depth and complexity of my thoughts, so I’m incorporating emojis into my speech to better express myself. Winky face." -Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine
"That's the common misconception about fairy tales. They very rarely have a happy ending." Jughead, Riverdale
"I am who I am. No excuses.” Brooke Hill, One Tree Hill
Commentary: Four's often have a hard time fully describing their deep emotions in only a few words. Succinctness is not their style, and thank God it's not because some Four's have written pretty awesome music and poems. They're uniquely comfortable with sadness, and healthy Four's have a sort of "love me or hate me" attitude. A "take me as I am" mentality. You rarely have to guess if someone is a 4 on the enneagram.
"Nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world."
— Jonathan, Stranger Things
"How do you want to wrap this up? Is this like a hug thing?" -Hank, Parenthood
"Ugh. I hate talking to people about things." -April, Parks and Rec
Commentary: Five's are anything but normal. They are the inventors, the philosophers, and the Albert Einstein's. They bring the gift of outside-of-the-box thinking. They are most commonly introverts, as their high intellect can make us average people a bit boring, and their keen eye for problem-solving makes having too many emotional conversations draining.
"Friends don't lie." -Eleven, Stranger Things
"I’m scared of businessmen. A whole army of gray-suited Brads and Chads trying to suck my soul and redeem it for frequent flyer miles." -Gina, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
“And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott, The Office
Commentary: Sixes are fiercely loyal, and they would never lie to those closest to them or talk negatively about them behind their back. It's just not in their nature. They're generally very discerning individuals who really should trust themselves more often.
“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” – Michael Scott, The Office
“It’s Gina’s phone. Leave me a voice-mail. I won’t check it ’cause it’s not 1993.” Gina, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
"Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot." -Tom, Parks and Rec
Commentary: With Seven's it's all about the journey, not the destination. They're good-humored--often teasing those they love--and they always seem to be up-to-date with whatever is, "the Latest." They work to live rather than living to work and they have an appetite for life that rivals no other number (except maybe the Eight).
"You shouldn't like things because people tell you you're supposed to."
— Jonathan, Stranger Things
"She needed a hero, so that's what she became." -Jane the Virgin
"I wanna be all in." -Hank, Parenthood
Commentary: Eights are independent thinkers through-and-through, but once they are on board with something they go all IN. Their strength and bravery is often developed from personal adversity, and they trust their own instincts more than they trust others.
"No one achieves anything alone." -Leslie, Parks and Rec
“Fine. but in protest, I’m walking over there extremely slowly!” -Jake, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
“I wish I could, but I don’t want to.” -Phoebe, Friends
Commentary: Nine's know and understand that teamwork makes the dreamwork. Their deepest desire is to feel connected to others, so they thrive in environments where collaboration is encouraged. Make no mistake, though, the minute you try to control a Nine you will face passive resistance. They are strong-willed.