What Your Favorite ‘Parks & Recreation’ Character Says About You

Parks and Recreation may have ended, but the show’s memorable cast will always hold a special place in our hearts. Leslie, Ron, April, Andy and the rest of the quirky characters are some of the most relatable (fictional) people to ever grace our screens. Although they are all lovable in their own way, chances are, you identify with one character more than the others. Here’s what your favorite character from Parks and Rec says about you.

1. Leslie Knope

If Leslie Knope is your go-to Parks gal, then you’re probably extremely motivated. You’re always working on five things at once, but you still take time out of your busy day to spend with your closest friends. Chances are, you organize an annual Galentine’s Day, and waffles are your favorite food.

Classic quote: “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”

2. Ron Swanson                                                                             

If you love breakfast food, working with your hands and short conversations, then Ron Swanson is likely your spirit animal. Not that you believe in spirit animals, of course. Like Ron, you have a rough exterior that can only be softened by those closest to you. You value hard work above all else, and you may have one or two crazy exes.

Classic quote: “There has never been a sadness that cannot be cured by breakfast food.”

3. April Ludgate

If April Ludgate is your favorite Parks character, you won’t admit it to anyone. After all, you hate most people. You’re fluent in sarcasm, and you love wasting time by being unproductive. Underneath all that, though, you have a big heart and the unique ability to bring real joy to people. You’re secretly a hard worker, and you are extremely smart.

Classic quote: “I don’t want to do things. I want to not do things.”

4. Andy Dwyer

If Andy Dwyer is the best part of Parks and Rec for you, then you must be a kid at heart. You love candy, games and solving mysteries. Sometimes you don’t feel like a functioning adult, but your friends are always there to help you out. You find joy in the little things, and you have an impressive alter ego (a la Burt Macklin).

Classic quote: “My whole life is a giant mess and I love it.”

5. Tom Haverford

If Tom Haverford is your fave, then you probably abbreviate most words you say (or tweet!) You’re addicted to social media, and you’re always coming up with the next great idea for a business or invention. You appreciate the finer things in life, and you’re all about treating yourself to them on a regular basis.

Classic quote: “Love fades away. But things… things are forever.”

6. Ben Wyatt

If you laugh at Ben Wyatt’s accounting jokes, then you’re probably a self-proclaimed geek as well. You appreciate nerd culture, you’re vocal about your love for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, and you wish you could play The Cones of Dunshire in real life. There’s much more to you, though, like your kindness and sense of humor.

Classic quote: “Just call me Bond, Municipal Bond!”

7. Ann Perkins

If you love everything about Ann Perkins, then you’ve got some competition (Leslie Knope is her best friend, after all). Like Ann, you’re passionate and you speak up for what you believe in. You’re patient, funny, and a little lost in the love department. Don’t worry, though, you’ll find your soulmate soon enough.

Classic quote: “Jogging is the worst. I know it keeps you healthy, but god, at what cost?”

8. Chris Traeger

If Chris Traeger is your inspiration, you’re literally superhuman. You exercise like a fiend, only eat healthy foods, and almost always have a positive attitude. It can be hard for your friends to keep up with you sometimes, but you’re constantly providing them with encouraging words and a big smile.

Classic quote: “Carob cookies and berries are literally my favorite dessert alternative.”

9. Donna Meagle

If your role model is Donna Meagle, then you’re pretty much the most fabulous person on earth. You can be found tweeting hilarious tidbits or casually mentioning aspects of your remarkable life (much to the surprise of everyone around you). You’re confident, sassy, and you speak the truth—no matter who disagrees.

Classic quote: “Treat yo’ self!”

10. Jerry Gergich

If Jerry is your favorite person in the Parks gang, well… you’re probably alone in that. You may be awkward around people at work, but you have a beautiful family and you’re actually really happy. You’re always willing to do the tedious tasks. Don’t let people make fun of you, though, and remember that you have a lot going for you!

Classic quote: “I think that Comic Sans always screams FUN.”


So, tell us—which character speaks most to you?