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After spending half the night taking a dozen Buzzfeed quizzes to figure out what Pretty Little Liars aka kill time, I thought it would be fun to put together a little “How To Be Like Spencer Hastings” guide. Not only did the writers give Spencer my family name, but also almost an identical personality. Just ask my friends … they’ll tell you I’m right … probably only because they’re scared to say otherwise.
For real though, let me walk you through my mental S.H. checklist. Always trying to correct people around you? Check! Basically on a first name basis with the library people? Check! Never been one to shy away from confrontation? Check! Extremely hard for you to entertain stupidity? Double check!
Okay, now that we established the fact that the PLL author somehow got a hold of my yet-to-be-written biography and used it to create the character of Spencer Hastings, let’s figure out how to be more like her.
Read — A Lot!
Spencer is a straight A student and a serious overachiever. She excels in everything she does. Even if you were not born with sky-high IQ, you can help yourself by reading books. Gasp! What a novel idea! I know, I deserve some kind of a prize.
Drink Strong Coffee
Spencer is known to make coffee so strong that it would give a normal human being a heart attack. Don’t be fooled though! You won’t catch her adding empty calories to her favourite drink — goodbye caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Be A Realist
If you’re looking for someone to tell you that everything is somehow going to work out, don’t even bother coming to Spencer. She is always ready to accept a situation as it is and is prepared to deal with it accordingly. Maybe we should all take a leaf out of her book?
Plan Plan Plan!
As we all know, Spencer is a little bit of a control freak. She is determined to achieve all her goals and plans her activities accordingly. Procrastination is probably the only word that’s not in her vocabulary. Want to be like her? Be prepared – even for the unexpected.
Spencer would do anything to protect her friends. Even when she doesn’t agree with them, they can always count on her. This is probably one of Spencer Hastings’ most important characteristics and if there’s one you should adopt, it is this one.
So, this is Spencer Hastings in a nutshell. She’s not perfect but who is? There’s still so much we can learn from her. Who is your favourite Pretty Little Liars character?