Why I Am Like Each Character From The TV Show Friends

Before Netflix started showing it, I watched Friends ever since I can remember, when it was either on channel 4 or E4. I adore the programme and it's one of my favourite comedy shows of all time. The big debate of whether Ross and Rachel were on a break, singing along to Smelly Cat with Phoebe, living for Chandler's sarcasm, relating to Joey's love for food, loving Monica's organisation skills and seeing the Friends drink about 2,000 cups of coffee in Central Perk was and is still something we all love to watch.

A grey Friends themed t shirt

I was watching an episode the other day, I can't remember which one but it still made me laugh even though I've seen it about three dozen times! It got me thinking, I think I can relate to some characteristics each Friend has. I'm sure some of you can too.


Like Rachel, I love fashion and style. I would love to work in the fashion industry and get discounts on the best brands. But nah, there's not enough opportunities like that where I live. I love how Rachel starts from the bottom in terms of her career and reaches its peak in being a top executive for Ralph Lauren. It's kind of inspirational.


Monica has an obsession with cleaning and being organised, even to the point of coding her photographs when organising them into albums. No, I wouldn't go quite that far when organising photos, but I do have a little obsession with cleaning. Especially with washing dishes, I have to be the one in the household to wash up. However, I'm not a good cook like Monica. I can only just about boil an egg.


I'm an only child like Phoebe, I'm also a little eccentric like her too. Ok, I may not have an alias name like Regina Phalange - sorry, Phoebe does though. I like to think I can sing like Phoebe - "Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding?" - ok, I'll stop now.

A grey themed Friends t shirt


There are only two reasons why I'm like Joey - I love food and I won't share it. Remember the episode where Joey is on a date and the girl goes after his food? Yes, I'd be as pissed off as Joey too! If a man went after my chips during a meal, I would literally stab his hand with a fork. No, really, I would.


I'm incredibly sarcastic like Chandler, my parents have separated like Chandler and I have barely a relationship with my Dad like Chandler does also. Hmm, maybe I'm more like Chandler than I thought I was.


Ok, I have to admit, there is a little geeky side to me, more so in school. I like to think I'm a little more laidback about things now and I don't really go all nuts about clueing myself up on general knowledge like Ross does.

Which Friends character do you think you're most like?

  1. I absolutely love this blog post! I've been re-watching friends for the umpteenth time, and I see myself in all the characters too. I also hate to be the pedantic one, but Phoebe isn't an only child - she's got a twin sister, Ursula! Sorry! xx