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4 Romantic Movies… Which One Is Your Type?

Time for another fun round of “What Type Is?”

…where you determine someone’s Energy Type in my Energy Profiling System, and we reveal the answer.

This time, we’ve chosen a romantic movie for every Energy Type. Can you decide which is which?

Which Types are these romantic movies?

  • A Knight’s Tale (starring Heath Ledger)
  • Pride & Prejudice (starring Keira Knightley & Matthew MacFadyen)
  • Enchanted (starring Amy Adams)
  • 500 Days of Summer (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

It’s easier to decide if you think of Energy Profiling as a tool to recognize movement, not a personality system. How does each movie makes you feel when you watch it?

(And you might be happy to hear that most of the main actors and actresses here actually play characters of their dominant or secondary Energy Types in these movies.)

Watch the video and we’ll tell you the Energy Profiles of these romantic movies and their stars…

Which ones did you get right? Do you know the Type of your own favorite romantic movies? Share a comment and make your guess!

Your Type on the big screen!

Isn’t it fun to see the energy of your natural movement show up in the movies?

And like I said in the video, there were so many romantic movies for us to choose from, but not very many that were Type 3. Can you think of any more?

I truly believe that Energy Profiling is one of the most empowering assessment tools out there. When you know your Energy Type, you have the tools to honor and understand yourself in ways you never did before. Have you found that to be true?

If you don’t yet know which Type you are, start an amazing path to self-discovery today.

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Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, and best-selling author of five books. She has dedicated her life to helping people worldwide create the lives and relationships they desire. She blogs to support you in creating your ideal life.


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  • Julia

    Thanks for this fun video! I love, love, love Pride & Prejudice, though I prefer the BBC version. And there is also a version from the 40s with Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. If you’ve ever seen him, you know he’s perfect for that role.

  • Mary Ellen

    It’s always fun to see what the different energy types are in everything around us. Love this series you are doing. I definitely resonated with Anne’s comment about 500 Days and her thoughts explained a lot of my reactions to movies I don’t like – they are probably Type 2 movies and are pulling on heart strings too much for comfort. (Ah a perfect Type 2 comment lol).

  • Tia

    I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice, and I can completely relate, as a Type 4. I had a Type 2 friend in College that would watch the LONG BBC version all the time, because it was her favorite, and would get so mad at me because I would talk about the “stupid” mom and her annoying voice while we were watching. I still, to this day cannot watch the BBC version because of that. It made me so happy when they did the new one, because they cast the roles so perfectly.

    • Lisa

      Bahah so funny, My type 4 brother would also comment on the mom in the long BBC version. As a type 4 18 year old, I think he would not admit he liked the show (even though he would sit and watch it with us) but he WOULD comment on how annoying and stupid the mom was. LOVED this, haha

  • cat

    Yup! I knew Knight’s Tale was a 3!
    Being a 3 my fave romantic movies are:

    Conan the Barbarian (the eternal love between Conan and Valeria…sniff)
    LadyHawke
    Princess Bride

  • cat

    Oh yeah! I am looking forward to the John Carter movie coming out soon too! I have been an ERB fan and of the Barsoom series in particular since I was 14 (50 now). Just about each and every one of the series is an adventure love story! We T3 women would esp love A Fighting Man of Mars…don’t want to do a spoiler but check out the female character Tavia…pretty sure she’s a 3! ;)

  • http://www.waytobe.net ~B.

    I haven’t watched your video yet but Enchanted has to be T1! I watched it last weekend with my nieces and giggled the whole way through! It is filled with silliness, happiness and hopefulness. Loved it! :D Ok, off to see if I’m right now!

  • Holly

    I love the BBC Pride and Prejudice movie! I am T1 and my T4 sister and T4 friends would have Pride and Prejudice movie nights. That would explain it…
    The mother makes may toes curl too BUT that is one of the reasons I love it. The actors are amazing at making me feel and I love that about books and movies – the best are the ones that you really get into the movie like you are in it.

  • http://michaeljohnbeck.blogspot.com Genevieve Beck

    I’m beginning to think that in spite of being a Type 3, those are not my style of movies! So it was comforting to hear that Anne didn’t really like 500 Days. I wonder if it’s more because I was raised with a Type 2 mom and her style of movie rubbed off on me. Maybe movies are a great way for me to satisfy the other types in me!

  • http://sarager.blogspot.com Jackie

    ARGH. I’m a T2 as well and I HATED 500 days of summer as well. I like your insight as to why, I’m going to have to ponder on why I hated it so much.

  • http://www.happytapping.net Nancy

    Haven’t seen any of these, but two of my favorites are Under a Tuscan Sun and Mama Mia. (I love ABBA music and Meryl Steep). I also recently saw The Artist and loved it too. I’m a T1.

  • Heather

    I am supposed to be T1, (hard to feel it at times) and while I think Enchanted is a cute movie, (My T1 daughter loves it!) it’s not my favorite for a love story. A cute and fun story yes, but not a true love story.

    Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite Romantic movie. I have watched the BBC version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy about 10 times or more. The Hollywood version drives me batty. It’s too fast paced, and too sensual for that time period, in my opinion. I watched in twice. Once because I love P&P, and the second time to get it another chance. It was like nails on a chalk board, LOL!

    • Health eSCENTials

      I agree, Heather. P&P w/Colin Firth is this Type 1′s favorite, too!

    • Kaitlyn

      Another t1 here. I loved the Colin Firth one way way more as well. I also love the black and white original, extremely cute.

  • Pamela

    I love Emma Thompson and Sense and Sensibility. I enjoyed Ever After, and LOVE MoonStruck and Something to Talk About (I totally relate to Kyra Sedgwick’s character and Aunt Ruth). I enjoyed Runaway Bride and America’s Sweet Hearts.

    Knotting Hill was okay, but not a re-view movie for me. I didn’t like Pretty Woman at all or the message young girls took from it.

    And really funny but not highly intelligent movies like Zookeeper made me laugh out loud.

    Hmmm………

  • Lisa

    So before my type 1 days, I REALLY loved chick flicks and Pride and Prejudice the BBC version. I would have marathons of P&P. But now, I do not have the patience to sit and watch a stinking move for 5 hrs that I already know the ending to. Stereotypical romantic chick flicks bore me cuz its the same stuff over and over. For romance, I find I am drawn to movies that are action-oriented with a little love side story. I love that, when it is mixed in and fun, but not over the top or the focus. Probably more true to my nature. :) I also find I like love stories with actors that are 4/1s. They make it really fun for me.

  • Suzanna

    Do you think Jane Austin is a type 4? I absolutely love her writing. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite….Mr Darcy (ahhhhh). Anyway, I’m a type 4, I am frequently drawn to more dramatic love stories and movies in general. My husband, type 1, has always favored romantic comedies. One of his top favorites is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I never understood his fascination with such movies, but after seeing this video clip it really makes sense! Thank you for sharing this!

    • Pamela

      I love, love, LOVE My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and not just because I’m Greek. I miss my papou so much.

      It’s interesting to have these perspectives, isn’t it?

  • Melissa

    I love romantic movies, but finding one my 3/1 sweetie will sit still for is a challenge. I’m going to give A Knight’s Tale a try. Thanks for typing the movies!

    This little video of yours also helped me see that even though I thought I wasn’t always living true to my type, I actually was expressing my type 3 nature more than I thought I was. I adapted a historical novel into a screenplay when I was 26–I’m 50 now–and sure enough, based on what you’ve said, it’s a type 3 romantic, yet action-packed, story. I never looked at it that way before. I put it away for many years and now, knowing it’s true to my type, I think I’m going to get it out and see what I can do to get it sold.

  • Jenny

    I’m a T3 and I love “A Knight’s Tale”… I’ve even had the soundtrack for years! I’m also drawn to the stunning boldness of “Pride and Prejudice,” but I did always have a sense that it should move along faster (for me). :)

    Is Shannyn Sossamon, the actress in “A Knight’s Tale” a T3 or a T4? I’ve always liked her, especially in that movie.

    I also love the movie “Hitch”…I think that’s a Type 3 movie, right? Or at least Eva Mendes is.

  • andrea

    I’m T1/T4, Enchanted not my favorite. Absolutely love While You Were Sleeping, as my all time favorite romantic comedy. Makes so much sense to me now after seeing the video from Ann and Carol. Sandra Bullock T4 in this comedy romantic.Possibly why I like it so much!

  • Pamela

    I am wondering how 500 Days of Summer could be Type 2 when it is classified a “non-linear narrative”. It jumps around so much and does not seem to have a flowing feeling about it. Maybe that is why Anne didn’t really like it.

  • Pamela

    Hey, there are 2 Pamela’s here!

    I’ve just heard about A Knight’s Tale from a friend and think we may give it a try.

    I, too, love While You Were Sleeping; it’s sweet, and has so many funny elements that are character-driven. I love movies where you get to know the characters and they feel real and substantive.

    I think that’s why I love Steel Magnolias, and Fried Green Tomatoes; the people feel real, as they do in Big Fat Greek Wedding and Moon Struck (my favorite – “Everything’s Temporary!!” :D)

  • Scotty

    I’m a T3 and I can’t get enough of artsy movies like 500 Days of Summer. I wonder if it has something to do with being a secondary 2? Although I would have thought it was T4 because of the non-linear narrative. And isn’t Zooey Deschanel a T4?

  • Scotty

    Not that T4′s are non-linear, I just think it’s a bold directorial choice.

  • http://www.titus2homemaker.com Rachel Ramey

    Zooey Deschanel strikes me as very T1.

  • Kelly

    I’m a Type 2 and my MOST favorite romantic movie is Love Actually, and then pretty much anything with Hugh Grant in it…Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain, Notting Hill.

  • Barb

    I love “Out of Africa”. The cinematography and the music is so beautiful, and the acting was great too. Other favs are “Something’s Gotta Give”, the “Father of the Bride” movies, the “Love’s Enduring” series, and was a big fan of Dr. Quinn. I had a crush on Sully…. :-p

  • Alexandra

    I’m pretty sure I’m a two two and my favorite movies are Moon Struck, Green Card, Thomas Crown affair, Knocked Up, Love Actually, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, and Maid in Manhattan. Romantic comedies appeal to me. I may be a 2 with a 1 vibe. Out of Africa was really intense for me…it provoked a very strong reaction in me as it reminded me of my own losses. I liked it a lot though. Bridges Over Madison County – waaay to intense for me – sobbing!

  • Rachele

    I immediately picked out “Pride and Prejudice” as my favorite—love Jane Austen. Just recently been pegged by Carol that I’m a Type 4, it all makes sense now!

  • Mariah

    I believe I have a romantic movie that has every type in it and would even satisfy the tastes of the raunchy type 3.

    FRENCH KISS – lover boy is a bad guy, rough, unkempt and crooked to the core

    The good girl who tames him is as cute as punch type 1 who is as expressive as they come and loveable.

    Type 2 has got to be her unfaithful Dr fiance and Type 4 has to be the calculating new Mistress. I love it personally. But then my kids always say: Mum you always fall for the bad guy.

    Mariah

  • Mariah

    Oh: Kevin Klein is the bad guy and does a fantastic job.
    Meg Ryan is the cute girl next door type who opens him up to understand love.
    Perfect amundo

  • Kelly

    How about ‘True Lies’ for Type 3′s?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mac.honeybee Mac Honeybee

    I picked “Pride and Prejudice”, love that movie, but then again, I haven’t seen “500 days of Summer”. So, acoording to the movie, I’m a type 4. I’m very confused, I haven’t figured out my type yet, I’m either a 2 or a 4. HELP!!

  • Lorena

    I *think* I’m a T1/4 and I love Princess Bride, hands down. I’ve seen enchanted and it just seemed too smurf-y for me somehow. Hmmm. Does that mean I’m not T1 enough?

  • Barbara

    I am type 2 and I haven’t watched the video yet.. But my favorite movie in this List is Pride and Prejudice. .

  • OhTheIrony

    I didn’t really love that version of Pride and Prejudice. It was short and didn’t go into it as well as the BBC adaptation. Actually, the only girl movies I like are BBC adaptations of Jane Austen novels. Otherwise I like science fiction and fantasy. I’m not sure if I’m 4 or 2. I have a lot of quirks of both and then there are some things in both that don’t apply at all…

  • Jami

    As a type 1/4 I’ve always LOVED Pride and Prejudice. I actually like the new (Knightly) one because it does move a bit quicker like my type 1 movement. It’s so interesting though because I’ve always enjoyed Enchanted but inside I was always irritated because I wanted to stifle that fun bounciness of Amy Adams because it didn’t seem “appropriate” which is the same struggle I have with my secondary type 4… Always trying to hush my dominant type 1 haha… So I feel like my favorites are fitting haha!

  • Sherry

    I am a T3 but I don’t know my secondary yet. I love A Knights Tale. I also think that Little Women is a good romantic movie and moves quite fast through a long time period. There are lots of surprises and I think it is just an AWESOME love story.

  • Jared Wadman

    My favorites: Somewhere in Time, Notting Hill, An Affair to Remember with Carry Grant, Legends of the Fall. Think Last of the Mohican is a type 3.

  • Nancy Niemi

    my favorite romantic movie is “somewhere in time ” with Jane Seymour , a type 2 and a major mentor for me growing up and Christopher Reeves , who is probably a 4/2 fall in love , but they are from two dofferent times and meet when an anomalie happens , but then time rights itself , and its all about what he does to put together all thr ight situatins so he can get back to her in her time , its wonderful , and my type 3 hubby loves it to , we are totally into the medival and Knightstale , is a favorite , we are both huuge Camelot lovers as well , so our flavour “romantic” movie is another time and definately a love story wrapped in an adventure.

  • J Michelle

    I’m loving ‘A Knight’s Tale”, and I’m only 5 minutes in!! Thanks for the fun blog post :-)

  • Lucy

    I am a T2/1, and my favorite of these is A Knight’s Tale. 500 Days of Summer is good too, but it’s a bit slow for me to be able to watch very often. I prefer much faster paced movies/music than other T2s it seems.

  • JSmith

    Austenland …super funny and random type one romance comedy! I loved it :-)

  • Jennifer

    I’m a 4/3 and you nailed it. I own both of those movies, and neither of the other 2. So interesting.

  • Elisha Gabriell

    I loved the old black and white, “The Ghost and Mrs Muir”, and the newer, “Chocolat” with Johnny Depp and Genvieve Bujold. I love the magic, the mysticism, and the leading men. I have no idea what type they are. Any ideas? PS. Also love, “The Preacher’s Wife” at Christmas every year….