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January 2018

Which Friends character are you when it comes to personal hygiene?

Written by Nathalie Leblond
Cleanliness and Hygiene

One of the most watched TV shows of all times, the characters from “Friends” seem to have a piece of everyone in them. And now that all 10 seasons are available to stream on Netflix, a whole new generation of “Friends” fans is being born. But for those of you that didn't catch Friends the first time around (1994 - 2004) and dont have Netflix, here’s a quick recap of the main characters:

Rachel Green flees her wedding day and seeks out childhood friend Monica Geller, a New York City chef. They become roommates, and Rachel joins Monica's social circle of single people in their mid-20s: struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, business professional Chandler Bing, masseuse and musician Phoebe Buffay, and newly divorced paleontologist Ross Geller, Monica's older brother. To support herself, Rachel becomes a waitress at Central Perk, a Manhattan coffeehouse where the group often hangs out; when not there, the six are usually at Monica and Rachel's nearby West Village apartment, or at Joey and Chandler's, across the hall.

Ever wondered which of the six friends you most resemble? There are countless online quizzes that will tell you whether you are a crazy Phoebe or an intelligent Ross, an obsessive Monica or a socially awkward Chandler, a spoilt Rachel or a womanising Joey. Click here to see one of my favourites. 

Take our quiz and find out what your personal hygiene choices say about which Friends character you have most in common with. Are you as lackadaisical as Joey - who thinks nothing of eating pizza off the floor - or an obsessive compulsive cleaner like Monica, who’ll clean other people’s homes if given half the chance?


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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.

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