Which ‘GIRLS' Girl Are You?

Have you been watching GIRLS on HBO? If you are, how much do you love it?! If you’re not, and you’re a girl in your 20s or 30s, I suggest you start. My uncles also love it, so don’t feel limited to that gender and age specification. It’s a more relatable Sex and the City. A more progressive Facts of Life. A younger Golden Girls. In just two seasons, this show has touched on things I always thought were just issues in my own mind. From love lives to career to living situations (and don’t even get me started on that Q-Tip thing), the writers of this show MAY be reading our diaries while we sleep at night.

As we all do in real life, each girl brings a little something special to the table. So, which GIRL are you?!

Hannah Horvath (played by Lena Dunham): “No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour!”

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Hannah is probably the most self-deprecating of all the ladies, consistently proving to be her own worst critic. Still, she somehow manages to also be her own biggest fan. Her body is covered in tattoos of illustrations from children’s books, and she has few inhibitions when it comes to nudity and sexuality. While she is constantly falling apart, she is somehow the glue that keeps the girls together. She is clearly in love with her on again/off again boyfriend, but does not want to make herself vulnerable enough to stay in it. Hannah is a budding writer trying to make it on her own in Brooklyn, without the help of her parents. She wants to prove she doesn’t need them, but is secretly grateful to have their support just a phone call away.

Marnie Michaels (played by Allison Williams): “Sometimes being really good all the time feels really bad. But I’m on a journey. It’s my journey and I’m okay.”

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Marnie is a classic beauty, but that doesn’t stop her from being insecure. Having established the most stable lifestyle early on – loving boyfriend, respectable job, nice apartment – Marnie appears to be the most put together. But as everything stable in her life begins to unravel, she fights to regain control wherever possible. And even when she has what she thinks she wants, she always wondering about what she doesn’t have. Security comforts her, but it also bores her. She can be judgmental at times, but she values the meaning of “best friend” and tries to uphold her end of the friendship…Just don’t make her feel like she’s being taken advantage of in any way, because she won’t be shy about letting you know.

Shoshanna Shapiro: (played by Zosia Mamet): “I’m like the least virginy virgin ever.”

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Shoshanna is totes a little crazy – in a fun, sweet, innocent, annoying but funny (so you forgive her) kind of way. She speaks in abbreviations, crazy made up phrases and pop culture references. She is the most inexperienced of all of her friends, and looks to them for guidance. Too bad she doesn’t realize her friends are not the best spirit guides. She is just starting to come out of her shell and try new things, and may be on the path to taking this newfound wild child too far. When it comes down to it, she’ll always be a little naive and honest to a fault.

Jessa Johansson: (played by Jemima Kirke): “I’m offended by all of the ‘Supposed To’s.’ I don’t like women telling other women what to do or how to do it or when to do it.” 

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Jessa is Shoshanna’s cousin, but her total opposite. She is a free spirit. She dresses like a Downton Abbey metropolitan hippie and lives each day like the one before was her last. She’s already been pregnant (but didn’t have the baby), married and divorced, which is no surprise considering she does everything to the extreme, but never forever. She’s lived all around the world and this reflects in her multicultural ways. There is no figuring this girl out or tying her down, and that’s exactly how she wants it. She’s pretty without trying. She’s not on Facebook. She’s a huge flake, totally selfish and a horrible friend. Yet somehow, you want to be around her. I blame most of this on her serious parental issues.

When it comes to these girls, I can see a little of me in each of them, but I think overall I’m a Marnie. I still have Hannah-like thoughts cross my mind, and Shoshanna-like things come out of my mouth. And I finally had a Jessa connection in the episode where she visits her dad. But when it comes down to it, I’m a Marnie (Even though I secretly wish I could be a Jessa.).

Which GIRLS girl are you?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1199520101 Shelby Comstock

    I am a “Shosh”, as deemed by my friends. But I sooooo want to be a Marnie. Fun article, thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003210891809 Danielle Kenzie Smith

    I’m definitely a Jessa. Big time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510443063 Jaime Hammer

    I’m a Marnie :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510557281 Arla Dahling

    I am Sharnie, as I was told by a very close friend. Big time Marnie with dash/mix of Shosh. I’m ok with it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7905233 Jess Pendleton

    I’ve been every character in some way or another, except Shosh. Then, in the finale I finally identified with her, when she went on her rant… “Me too, Shosh!” I think what I love about GIRLS is that it reminds me that I’m not alone in all my crazy, fucked-up life experiences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505465087 Penny Lane Emerson

    Mostly a Jess. I find most the other girls co-dependent and annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=67601788 Melissa Senger

    Marnie minus the insane beauty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247940126 Rachel Barth

    I’ve been described as a Hannah by pretty much all of my friends that watch the show. One of my friends once said something like “you’re like the good parts of Hannah,” which I think was a sort of compliment. I’d say I’m a Hannah without all the sexcapades.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001003977573 Mathilde La Gueuse Cadillac

    I really think I’m Hannah. I’m totally insecure with my body, I do crazy things, I’m so lazy too, and I want to try everything in my life. And I’m always eating.
    But, I was so mad at her when she left Adam. My God, I want a guy like this in my life. I was so fucking crying and yelling in my mind “Why haven’t you seen Adam is the perfect guy for you, douchebag!” when he said “I was always here”.

    This comment is literally anoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000390040326 Jole Arianna Previ

    I’m an Hannah! When she says: “No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour!” … it’s my description!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=737043575 Kristina Swallow

    Sometimes I feel like I’m a little crazy with the pop culture references so I’d say I’m shoshanna sometimes, but when it comes to the self-loathing and stuff I’m Hannah – no one needs to tell me what’s wrong with me, because I do already know. And yeah, there’s the confusing guy you can’t really define in my life too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1652421693 Amalia Pantazi

    I guess I’m abit of Hannah and a bit of Marnie. Minus the incredible beauty, of course. I think they’re the most relatable anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009432878 Oriol Garcia Casas

    all women in some way in my opinion you have your magic, you just need to see what a Neanderthal;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8816690 Jaclyn Albanese

    <3 Girls and the article…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224450321 Brittany Berger

    I feel like you should be calling Shoshanna “a little cray cray,” because that’s what I would say, and I’m Shoshanna. If you’re gonna go abbrevs, go all the way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511178580 Ileana M.

    Yeah, I’m a Shoshanna. I love her. Also, I’ve had people tell me that she reminded them of me… I love that character… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646865407 Fernanda Mariscotti

    I think I’m all the parts about Marnie that she won’t admit to other people. Not necessarily bad things, more like things she considers taboo.
    Jessa is my favorite, too. And all these girls have more drive than I do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506777842 Patty Correa

    hannah with a little shosh in the mix lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517013774 Jenny Samuel

    As self-criticzing and self-deprecating as Hannah.
    As adorable and totally honest(sometimes) as Shosh)
    As selfish as Jessa.
    As lost as Marnie.

    I’m not just one of them. I think the characters work so well because there’s a sprinkle of our worst complaints about ourselves in all of them. The show is relatable because you can’t just pick one character to represent your life. The qualities are all bound up in their friendship dynamic.
    Well written show, it takes a very talented writer to pull that kind of relationship off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513498322 Jessica May Bryant

    I’m pretty sure you just accidentally described my best friend instead of Hannah, and me instead of Marnie.
    Every time I watch an episode with her we spend most of the time saying “Oh my god, that’s just like you!” about our respective characters.

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