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What TV show to watch next, based on your Enneagram

Picture this: You're ready to spice things up and branch out from your usual go-to comfort show to try something new. Very brave of you, btw. But wait—as you're scrolling through Netflix (which has, like, a billion shows to choose from), you find yourself *super* overwhelmed and struggling to hit play on a show you'll actually like.

Sound familiar? Have no fear, because we have the perf solution: let your Enneagram personality type (take the test here if you haven't) decide what show will be your newest obsession!

Type 1 (The Reformer): The Crown 

If you're a Type One, we'd be willing to bet that you're an organized and orderly advocate for change—just like some of the characters on The Crown. This show follows the history of the royal family and trust us when we tell you that there's more drama than you may expect! As a principled and rational Type One, you'll be sure to appreciate the thought that always goes into the royal family's careful decisions. Plus, your perfectionistic personality tells us that you'll just get the elegance and order of the British monarchy on a whole new level.

Type 2 (The Helper): Grey's Anatomy 

Empathetic, warm-hearted and generous, Type Twos are people who'd sacrifice themselves for others in a heartbeat, like the surgeons in Grey's Anatomy. Wondering what you can expect from this medical drama? Filled with tons of excitement, medical mysteries and saved lives, there's *never* a dull moment. This show is all about what it means to be a surgeon (or at least, training to be one in the early seasons)—with all the lows and highs. With your caring personality, there's no doubt that you'll get fully invested in the lives of all characters. And it'll be pretty tough to ever get bored of this show that's *still* airing after over ten years!

Type 3 (The Achiever): High School Musical the Musical the Series 

As we're all patiently awaiting the next season of HSMTMTS, it's time to do some rewatching, Type Threes! This show follows high schoolers in the Drama Club at East High (that's right, the *same* East High where the original HSM movies were set) as they work hard to perfect their school (or, in the most recent season, camp) shows. Type Threes are known for their competitive and energetic spirit, which is why HSMTMTS—which is packed with exciting dance numbers and friendly competition—is perfect for Type Threes. If you're a Type Three, you're success-oriented and driven, so chances are you'll have a thing or two in common with these hardworking Wildcats. 

Type 4 (The Individualist): Ginny and Georgia  

Type Fours are *all* about being undeniably themselves—even if they march to the beat of their own drum. Individualists value expressing their own emotions in creative ways. Ginny and Georgia is about the complex relationship between a young mother and her daughter, who move to Massachusetts together for a fresh start. From grief to complicated relationships, there's no doubt that this pick is jam-packed with heavy emotions. Type Fours are naturally sensitive and feel things deeply, and these qualities pair perfectly with the drama and intensity throughout the show. We have a feeling that you'll be obsessed with this show in no time!

Type 5 (The Investigator): How to Get Away with Murder

Innovative, insightful and independent, Type Fives are always ready to ask the hard questions or follow their own path, no matter what others might think. Their curious nature means they *love* a good mystery, and they aren't afraid to dig deeper. That's why How to Get Away with Murder is a definite must-watch for any Five. The show follows Annalise Keating, an accomplished professor in business law, who chooses an elite group of students to help her solve cases—and uncover some shocking truths along the way. Plus, if you're a true Five, you just might decode the mysteries before the characters do!

Type 6 (The Loyalist): Gilmore Girls

Sixes are hardworking, responsible and loyal to their core. We *so* see them fitting effortlessly into Stars Hollow life! Family and friendship are top priorities to a Six, and they're also at the heart of Gilmore Girls. The show focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory Gilmore as they navigate small-town life, their personal ambitions and complicated family dynamics. If you're a Type Six, Gilmore Girls will bring you the daily dose of coziness and comfort you need. After just a few episodes, you'll be wishing you could attend a signature Gilmore Friday night dinner or grab pancakes at Luke's Diner with the Gilmore girls and their pals!

Type 7 (The Enthusiast): Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Fun-loving, enthusiastic and spontaneous Sevens always bring excitement to every situation. Needless to say, they'll def relate to Kimmy Schmidt! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt centers around (you guessed it) Kimmy Schmidt herself, who has just been rescued after spending 15 years in a cult and is now taking charge of her life by heading to NYC. Sevens, you'll love keeping up with Kimmy's big-city adventures as she expands her circle of friends, pursues her academic and career goals and adjusts to a totally unfamiliar world. Kimmy's ready for some new experiences—and so are you!

Type 8 (The Challenger): The Good Place

The natural leaders of the Enneagram, Eights are resourceful, decisive and self-confident. They're always up for a challenge *and* know exactly how to get themselves out of any crisis—which, tbh, sounds a lot like Eleanor Shellstrop, the leading lady of The Good Place. As the series begins, Eleanor finds herself in the afterlife, and believes that she's made it to "The Good Place." Or has she? With the help of some new BFFs (and maybe even some enemies), Eleanor decides that it's never too late to change and become a better person. Her ah-maze leadership skills and strong support for the people she cares about will ofc resonate with any Type Eight!

Type 9 (The Peacemaker): The Great British Baking Show

For our creative, optimistic and kind Type Nines, we've picked the ultimate comfort watch: The Great British Baking Show. See the competition unfold as twelve amateur bakers vie for the title of, well, duh, the Greatest British Baker. Besides swooning over everyone's delicious bakes (cakes, breads, pastries, need we say more?), a Nine will especially love the sweet friendships that develop among the competitors. Nines are pros at connecting with others and showing their besties unconditional acceptance—so the themes of The Great British Baking Show will stick with them long after the credits roll and only crumbs are left.

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What's your Enneagram type? Do you feel like it matches your fave show?
Tell us on Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Eva Mandelbaum and Samara Smukler | 5/7/2023