Which "Friends" Character Best Describes You As A Writer?

Introduction:

Do you have a distinct voice in the writing world which defines you as an author?

Does your unique abilities and characteristics attract certain readers into your artistic world?

Here are a couple of qualities that well-known writers embrace. The key is to understand what friendly traits you have to offer that interest your readers.

One entertaining way to better understand your unique traits as a writer is through sitcom depiction, which involves studying the aspects of well-known characters that best mirror your unique traits as a writer.

Define the "Friends" Character In You

In this competitive world of writing many writers are pushed to dive deep within themselves.

I enjoy defining different writing techniques through certain characters found on TV, or through various types of creations in life.

The world is influenced by impersonator writers, the only separation that will distinguish you as a writer is understanding your journey in life that is set apart from others. You can observe your journey as writer by examining your ways through fun measures.

This article is about defining yourself as a writer through the hit sitcom "Friends". I hope that this article provides entertainment and enlightens writers to tap into their own unique skills.

Using Popular Friends To Detect Your Writing Style

As an example we will use the popular comedy program, "Friends", to analyze certain aspects of of your writing style.

By observing each character's characteristics. This exercise is created to motivate writers to eliminate negative writing skills by embracing positive writing habits.

I hope you will find this observation both entertaining and resourceful.

The Rachel Writer: Are You A Spoiled Writer?

A promotional photo of actress Jennifer Aniston, who starred as Rachel Green on the NBC sitcom Friends.
A promotional photo of actress Jennifer Aniston, who starred as Rachel Green on the NBC sitcom Friends. | Source

Rachel Moments

I Want to Minimize the Work and Maximize the Recognition

Rachel is spoiled and self centered, yet she’s likable and very attractive. Her pretentious ways have resulted in plastic surgery on her nose, but she said it was due to her deviated septum. Rachel dreams of marrying a doctor. She comes from a wealthy family; however she voyages out into the real world in search of her independence. What makes Rachel so lovable is that we all can be self centered and looking for the easy road to success hoping that we never encounter hardships.

The Spoiled Writer...

As a spoiled writer you’ll do whatever it takes to reach the top. Let’s say you started blogging, only because you heard about a couple of success stories. You search for top notch keywords. You write about articles that you don’t have interest for, you just heard that this certain topic could make you rich. You only reach out to the community to find out how you can make fast money.

Well…I have news for you buddy, it doesn’t work that way. Overnight success is few and far between. You have to put in the work.

The depth of being a successful writer is presenting articles in which you have experience on. This is the reason why Little House on “The Prairie”, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, did so well, because she wrote about her unique life.

The Positive: Spoiled writers can be outgoing, their enthusiasm attracts a crowd. The Rachel writer knows how to network.

The Monica Writer: Are you a Competitive Perfectionist?

A promotional photo of actress Courteney Cox, who starred as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends.
A promotional photo of actress Courteney Cox, who starred as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends. | Source

Monica Moments

Nobody's Perfect...Except For Me

Monica is a perfectionist due to her competitive behavior; she will knock an old lady down if it will benefit her from placing last in a sporting event or contest. Of course Monica’s character is lovable, due to the fact that we all have bloodthirsty side.

What a Perfectionist.

Perfectionist to a fault is not a good thing. You can run yourself into the ground as writer, making sure that you have your article in place, and there is nothing wrong with being a thorough writer. However methodical writers tend to pick themselves apart and eventually they can scrutinize everyone around them. Perfection can drive a writer crazy.

The Positive: The Monica writer makes a great editor, their work conditions are clean and tidy, and they make their deadline even if it kills them.

The Phoebe Writer: Are You A Bipolar Writer?

Promotional picture of Phoebe Buffay, a fictional character of Friends TV series (produced by Warner Bros.). Played by Lisa Kudrow.
Promotional picture of Phoebe Buffay, a fictional character of Friends TV series (produced by Warner Bros.). Played by Lisa Kudrow. | Source

Phoebe Moment

Bipolar Smelly Cat Writer

Phoebe had a tough childhood, and similar to people that have endured a traumatic past she vents her pain through music. Phoebe’s emotions tend to fluctuate back and forth, even though she has a childlike nature, she can also transpire into a somewhat mean and hurtful individual.

Phoebe is a lovable character, because some of us can identify with her bipolar nature.

The Over-Dramatic Writer

The Phoebe writer longs for attention. So they use their writing skills to vent their frustrations based off of their mood. One article could be about a energetic bunny rabbit hoping gleefully through the forest.

And the next article could be about a dead bunny rabbit that got hit head on by a moving van. Most readers prefer consistent writers. Bipolar writer could frighten your audience.

The Positive:

Phoebe writers are original artist. They use their pains or trials to connect with others who have encounter similar experience, there is a need for this type of writer within reason.

The Joey Writer: Are You A Simple-Minded Writer?

A promotional photo of actor Matt LeBlanc, who starred as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey.
A promotional photo of actor Matt LeBlanc, who starred as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey. | Source

Joey Moments

I like to Write About Food And Sex

Joey's character revolves around food and sex. Most men would not claim these desires out loud; however Joey is honest concerning his simple needs in life.

The Simple-Minded Writer

Overindulging in the same topics as writer can turn readers off eventually. Most readers will stick with you until they grow out of their immature ways, and pretty soon changes may occur concerning growth as a writer. Man cannot live on food and sex alone; however I am aware that some men may argue the fact.

The Positive: The Joey writer knows what he or she wants to write about, and they can cover every topic surrounding their likes, which makes them insightful on the subject matters that are dear to their hearts.

The Chandler Writer: Are You A Sarcastic Writer?

A promotional photo of actor Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends.
A promotional photo of actor Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends. | Source

Chandler Moments

Could I be Anymore Sarcastic?

Chandler came from a dysfunctional family which is normal in this day and age; however growing up in poverty was not Chandler's problem. Chandler grew up in a rich household, with self-centered parents, which caused him to smoke at nine years old.

The Chandler writer has an audience that thrives on sarcasm. This type of writer can be entertaining until they go too far and start insulting serious matters or mocking other people.

The Positive: Chandler writers can be successful once they learn how to aptly display their writing skills in a non-scornful manner.

The Ross Writer: Are You A Nerdy Writer?

 promotional photo of actor David Schwimmer, who starred as Ross Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends.
promotional photo of actor David Schwimmer, who starred as Ross Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends. | Source

Ross Moments

I'm not A Nerdy Writer...I Just...I'm Not A Nerdy Writer!

Ross is Monica's older brother. Ross also has a competitive streak, yet his passion is a little more subdued. Ross has a love for dinosaurs, and other uninteresting things.

The Ross writer, is a boring author, they tend to overwrite. Their expressions are long and drawn out.

Most nerdy writers are aware that they are geeks, and many of them wear this title proudly. However Ross fights against his Nerd like image.

The Positive: It's okay to step outside of the box and write about other things in life. The world loves knowledge. Nerdiness paves the way to Intelligence, which is embraced in the world of writing.

Your Inner Friend Poll

Which "Friends", Character Best Defines Your Writing Style?

See results without voting

Friends: The Complete First & Second Seasons

More by this Author


Comments 4 comments

Ericdierker profile image

Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very cool presentation, well done. I am schizoid effective so I am all of the above ;-)


Suzanne Day profile image

Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I seem to be a mix of the Monica and Phoebe writer. Very interesting concept for a hub, and voted accordingly!


swilliams profile image

swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Eric! Schizo writers are the best! They often create bestselling novels because they can tap inside each unique character. The schizo writer is very much respected! Good Stuff Eric! :-)


swilliams profile image

swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

I notice that you are a Monica writer for sure! But they get things done! I loved your HOTD about trains and your strange shoe article very intriguing, that must have been your Phoebe side. As for me I'm a Phoebe writer and a rambling nerd writer a.k.a Ross. :-)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working