Nightly Journal Prompts For Personal Growth, Based On Your Enneagram Type

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The Enneagram isn't just a personality type system — once you dig into it, you'll learn that the system is actually all about overcoming the constraints of your personality. Once you've figured out your Enneagram type through lots of introspection, you can start to become aware of the habitual thoughts and behaviors you've developed in response to childhood trauma and societal pressures. If you already know your type, it can be really helpful to journal each night about the day that just went by, and how your type's issues may have manifested in your thoughts and actions. Here are nine journal prompts you can try, based on your Enneagram type, to help you reflect on and move past your type's personal challenges.

Type 1

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"In what ways was I critical of myself and others today?"

Type 1 is characterized by the need to detect errors, improve the world, and make things more perfect. For some 1s, that manifests in being incredibly self-critical, while for others, that criticism may be directed toward the people and institutions around them.

At the end of the day, Type 1s can reflect on these tendencies by taking note of instances in which they were unnecessarily critical of themselves, others, and their environment. Noticing these patterns is the key to eventually overcoming them.

Type 2

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"During the course of the day, how did I shift my behavior to appear more likable and charming to others?"

Type 2 is often called "The Helper," but there's more to this type than simply lending a helping hand to other people. The biggest issue for Type 2s is their need to be liked, and while this can manifest as helping others, it can also take the form of being charming, cute, and likeable.

Each night, make it a point to reflect on how you may have shifted your behavior to earn others' approval, whether by being nice, acting upbeat, or even being seductive in your interactions.

Type 3

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"In what ways did I overly focus on my outward appearance, success, and competence today?"

Type 3s focus their attention on appearing successful, competent, and societally attractive. This can manifest as working too hard, dressing according to trends rather than their own tastes, showing off their wealth — really, anything that makes them look admirable in the eyes of others. What it all comes down to is that 3s focus on what's acceptable and prized by society, rather than knowing who they truly are or what they truly want.

The first step toward knowing your true self better is to realize how you prioritize appearing successful. At the end of the day, take note on ways you shifted your appearance or behavior in order to seem successful in the eyes of others.

Type 4

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"In what ways did I compare myself to others today? Did I find myself to be better than or less than others?"

Type 4s often want to feel unique and special, and the reason for this is that deep down, they feel as though they are somehow deficient. They constantly reinforce these untrue thoughts by comparing themselves to others — often seeing themselves as lacking what others have, but sometimes by feeling superior to others as a defense mechanism.

Each night, it will be beneficial for 4s to sit down with themselves and have an honest conversation about how they compared themselves to others throughout the day. Notice whether you found yourself envying others, or feeling superior — both are a symptom of your inner tendency to constantly compare.

Type 5

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"What are some examples of ways I isolated myself and detached from others today?"

Type 5s live in their heads because they find it safer than opening up to other people. A lot of this stems from a deeper fear that their energy will be used up or depleted by others — and especially by others' emotions. They fear being overwhelmed by others' needs, moods, and demands.

If you're a Type 5, take a moment to reflect on ways you may have purposely avoided other people, whether literally or emotionally. Perhaps taking your lunch break alone felt less scary than interacting with your coworkers, or maybe you preferred to watch a movie or have an intellectual discussion with your partner, rather than opening up emotionally.

Type 6

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"In what ways did I anticipate worst-case scenarios today? Did I 'prepare' for these scenarios by confronting them head-on, worrying excessively, or relying on others?

Type 6s anticipate all the ways in which things could go wrong, and then make attempts to prevent worst-case scenarios. Some 6s try to prevent their fears from coming true by teaming up with others or following the rules, while other 6s (often called counter-phobic 6s), head these situations off by coming at them directly. Either way, these strategies can be problematic, because they consistently lead to worst-case scenario thinking and a profound sense of anxiety.

If you're a 6, journal about ways you anticipated the worst in all manner of situations. Some Type 6's fears manifest more socially (fearing that others are judging you or don't like you), while others are more situational (preparing for storms, catastrophic events, and problems at work). Take note of any and all of the above.

Type 7

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"What are some examples of how I removed myself from unpleasant feelings or situations today by turning to something more fun and interesting instead?"

If you're a Type 7, you often move away from sad, boring, or unpleasant feelings, and towards stimulating ideas and experiences. This is because unconsciously, you deeply fear being trapped, sad, or lonely. You avoid these feelings by turning toward more "positive" experiences instead. While that all sounds fun, this can lead to becoming emotionally detached, absent, and unable to navigate life's inevitable ups and downs.

Each night, tune into the ways you ignored the darker side of your emotions by focusing on the lighter, brighter aspects of being instead.

Type 8

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"In the course of the day, did I make powerful statements or attempt to make things happen by force of will and excessive action?"

Enneagram Type 8s avoid feeling vulnerable, preferring instead to believe they can accomplish anything. They overcompensate for their inner fears of vulnerability by standing up to others, fighting for the underdog, appearing larger-than-life, and sometimes, being combative or aggressive.

If you're a Type 8, it's important to notice how you bulldoze through life in ways that reinforce your inner fear of being vulnerable or ineffective. The truth is, you can't always manifest your desires into being by sheer force or will, and believing things to be true doesn't make them so.

Type 9

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"Did I have trouble saying 'no' to others today? If so, what conflict was I trying to avoid?"

Type 9s tend to overlook themselves and look instead to other people as a means of avoiding conflict and keeping the peace. This can look like people-pleasing, working when you don't want to work, tuning out your desires, and having trouble saying no.

If you're a Type 9, it can be very hard to notice these behaviors in yourself, because you've tuned your own needs and desires out so completely. As a first step, start taking notice of instances in which you had trouble saying no. This resistance to standing up for yourself is a good indicator of how you may be trying to avoid conflict with others.

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Gone are the jittery days of first-date questions and fears of being ghosted. You've settled into a groove with your partner, and you're thinking of taking your commitment to the next level. Whether that means becoming exclusive, moving in together, buying a house, getting married, or having kids, you're at a crossroads and plan to make a decision in the near future. These are all ideal times to get out your favorite journal and ask some big questions about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. After all, the benefits of journaling are plentiful.
Not only can these relationship journal prompts help strengthen your bond, but it can help improve your communication by providing a space for open and honest dialogue. When you express your thoughts and feelings on paper, you can create a safe space for sharing and understanding. This deeper communication can also lead to greater emotional intimacy as you become more vulnerable and delve into your innermost thoughts. Further, journaling can capture memories, enhance your gratitude for your love and your partner, and help you get clear on how to best work through any challenges that may emerge.
Below, let the power of these 50 relationship journal prompts help you reflect on what life looks like with your special someone.
  1. What does a healthy relationship look like?
  2. What does my ideal relationship look like?
  3. What does "love" mean to me?
  4. What does intimacy look like?
  5. What does romance mean to me?
  6. What scares me about my relationship?
  7. What are my relationship goals? What are my partner’s?
  8. How do I wish my relationship was different?
  9. Who initiates spending time together in my relationship? How do I feel about that?
  10. What makes me feel loved? What makes my partner feel loved?
  11. What is one thing about my relationship that I hope never changes?
  12. What is one thing about my relationship I'd like to change?
  13. When something is bothering me, how do communicate it to my partner?
  14. When I’m upset, what do I want from my partner?
  15. What does my partner want from me when they're upset?
  16. If my partner is upset about something, how do I prefer them to communicate it?
  17. What qualities do I bring to a relationship? What does my partner bring?
  18. What are three things I admire about my partner? Why?
  19. When was a time I was able to rely on my partner? When could I not?
  20. When do I feel most like myself?
  21. Do I ever feel self-conscious around my partner? What's going on? How do I handle it?
  22. What aspects of my relationship energize me?
  23. What aspects of my relationship deplete me?
  24. How satisfied am I with my friendships outside my relationship?
  25. Is there any aspect of my relationship I never talk about? What is it and why?
  26. When do I feel seen by my partner? When does my partner feel seen by me?
  27. When do I feel disconnected in my relationship? Why? How is it fixed?
  28. What is my love language? How have I communicated it to my partner?
  29. What is my partner’s love language? How do I express love to them?
  30. How does my partner show respect for me?
  31. When it comes to money, what have my partner and I talked about? What haven't we?
  32. What are my deal breakers? What are my partner’s?
  33. Who do I rely on most? Why?
  34. How have I been hurt in past relationships?
  35. Why did my previous relationships end?
  36. What in a relationship changes when a couple moves in together/marries/has kids?
  37. How do I maintain independence in my relationship? How does my partner?
  38. What are our arguments like? How do I wish they were different?
  39. What is something I’ve told my partner that no one else knows?
  40. Whose relationship do I admire? Why?
  41. What values do my partner and I share? What values differ?
  42. Do I have enough alone time in my relationship? Why or why not?
  43. How do I deal with a bad day or stressful situation? How does my partner?
  44. Am I ever impatient with my partner? If so, why? How do I manage it?
  45. What is a time I let my partner down? How did we move forward?
  46. When do I most look forward to seeing my partner?
  47. How do I plan to keep growing in the next phase of our relationship?
  48. How do I see my partner and I growing together?
  49. How does my partner support my career? How do I support theirs?
  50. How do we show affection toward each other?
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Playing with makeup can be so fun; testing out new products, experimenting with unlikely colors, and finding your personal lineup of favorites are all perks that come with diving deep into the beauty world. However, with the “de-influencing” on the rise, it’s evident that consumers want to back on products, and that includes the beauty industry.

In an effort to cut back, we’ve found a beauty secret that lets you ditch your dailymascara for good — lash growth serum! By growing out your natural eyelashes to their fullest and most luscious state, the days of buying new mascara tubes will be long forgotten. However, not all lash serums are created equal.To help you find the best bang for your buck, we tapped doctors and experts in the field to reveal what makes a quality lash serum.

What should I look for in a lash serum?

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Trying to find a reliable new beauty product can be overwhelming — especially in the digital age when a Google search can churn out millions, if not billions, of results. Thankfully, we were able to lean on Dr. Anju Methil, MBBS, DVDM, MD, who specializes in Cosmetic Medicine, for the stand-out components to both look for and avoid in eyelash serums. When looking for key ingredients, Dr. Methil advised, “It is essential to look for components like peptides, which act as building blocks of proteins and can potentially bolster lash health.” She went on to include that “biotin is another popular ingredient that supports keratin production — a vital protein for hair strength and growth.”

However, knowing what to avoid in lash serums can be just as important as what to gravitate towards. Dr. Methil suggested, “Choosing serums free from parabens, sulfates, and fragrances, which can be irritants, is advisable. Quality over quantity should be the guiding principle, leaning towards serums with a transparent ingredient list backed by clinical research.”

So, which lash serums should you try? We complied the ultimate top recs from none other than Amy Schumer’s trusted dermotolgist, Dr. Jodi LoGerfo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, DCNP, along with a handful of personal favorites of choice lash serums below.

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum

Dr. Jodi LoGerfo said, “The Ordinary Serum Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum One is of my favs! It is super lightweight and well tolerated for my sensitive eyes. It is also not greasy. This serum makes lashes thicker and fuller (and works on brows too.)" And it's affordable? Count me in!

Lash Spell Enhancing Eyelash Serum

Dr. Jodi LoGerfo also suggested Lash Spell. She said, “Lash Spell’s Enhancing Eyelash Serum Extremely mild eyelash is a serum that's exceptionally effective. Lash Spell strengthens your lashes with polypeptides and vitamins in addition to nourishing ingredients.”

Babe Lash Essential Lash Serum

Dr. Jodi LoGerfo praised this product for being vegan, cruelty-free, AND effective for "dry, brittle lashes or lashes that have been damaged from lash extensions." She explained that the amino acids act as a strengthener and growth agent for your lashes — plus, they're "super nourishing!"

R + F Lash Boost

I had a friend use Rodan + Fields’ lash growth serum, and after a few months she contemplated trimming her eyelashes — they had gotten that long. If you want to experience serious growth, look no further. According to Allure, there was a bit of controversy over this serum that ultimately lead to a class-action lawsuit in 2022. The lawsuit revolved around the use of an ingredient called "isopropyl cloprostenate" and alleged that product requires proper disclosures and FDA approval. Since then, the ingredient is still listed on the website, so be sure to take caution and beware of potential side effects.

Latisse

Latisse isn't your average over-the-counter, beauty story lash growth serum. Dr. Jodi LoGerfo said, “Latisse is a prescription FDA approved topical that we prescribe to increase eyelash length, thickness and darkness in patients with thin lashes. It is applied daily to the base of the eyelash at the lid and has minimal side effects.”

According to Allure, Latisse has a similar ingredient to the Rodan + Fields lash growth serum. The main difference? It seems like Latisse went along with the FDA requirements, offering more up-front information about its potency.

Healthy + Happy Perfect Lash

Paired with a powerful system of peptides and nutrients, fuller lashes are in the near future for those who use Healthy + Happy’s serum. One five star reviewer even mentioned that they had seen longer and fuller lashes after only one month of usage.

MILK MAKEUP KUSH Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

MILK has a commitment to clean beauty and only creates products that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, making this the perfect brand for the conscious customer. Using hemp-derived cannabis seed extract to hydrate and condition lashes, plant peptides to create the appearance of lash thickness, and quinoa to support healthy hair follicles, these clean ingredients let you feel good about your lash growth.

Vegamour GRO Lash Serum

85% of Vegamour users claim that their products are “life changing,” so it’s no wonder this serum has won countless awards. Keep an eye out for lengthy results in as little as 30 days with this almost-magic lash potion – er, serum.

Pixi Large Lash Ultra-Conditioning Lash and Brow Serum

If you’re looking for an eyelash growth product that won’t break the bank, this option from Pixi is a great starter serum. Priced at only $18 online from Target, Pixi’s formula uses peptides, plant extract, and vitamins to help you to achieve the stronger and thicker-looking lashes of your dreams.

GrandeLASH MD Lash Enhancing Serum

This serum is ophthalmologist-tested and Grande Cosmetics tests their products extensively for safety, giving you the confidence to use their serum on such a sensitive area of your face. The brand’s promise to deliver pristine products alongside glowing reviews from satisfied customers are what make this serum a top choice of ours.

Let us know which lash serum you decide upon after reviewing our expert recommendations and range of suggestions!

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Take it from my first-hand experience: daily journal prompts will totally transform your mindset. Not only does journaling help you put things into perspective (and improve your penmanship), but it also allows you to be more aware of what's going on around you, to get more in touch with your emotions, and help you grow. But journal prompts aren't just for us — celebs love them too.

In a recent installment of British Vogue's In The Bag, Emma Watson explains how important journaling has become in her life. "This is my ritual...Every single day I write in this," she says in the video. "If I had to choose one thing that I went on the plane with, with my passport, it would probably be this because [journaling] has been really important."

Her journal is covered in words, and seems to be full of different images, inserts, and notes. "Lots of thoughts, feelings, emotions," she continues. "It makes me look very emo. I really am a bit emo."

She continues to explain the daily journal prompts she follows, and they blew my mind because of how simple, but how impactful, they are. I've been journaling recently, and at the very least, writing in a stream of consciousness format (where I write down what I think as soon as I think it) helps me process thoughts that I haven't been able to process yet. I recommend you try the same! It might just help you think more clearly and feel less overwhelmed. Because the great thing about journaling is that no one has to see it but you. Here are some of our favorite Harry Potter alum's daily journal prompts to inspire you this week.

Emma Watson's Daily Journal Prompts

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3 Things That Were Joyful

Whether you choose to write every morning about the day before, or you cozy up with your journal and a cup of tea at night to write about your day, highlight three things that encouraged you or made you smile. It's so easy to get caught up in all of the bad things happening, both personally and worldwide, but when you focus on the good, the good really does get better. It will also make a huge impact at the end of your week, then your month, then your year, to look back on all the goodness you experienced.

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3 Acts Of Kindness

Remembering back on acts of kindness — either from yourself or from other people — will remind you of how many good people are in your life! These acts of kindness can be as simple as giving someone a compliment or paying it forward at your favorite Starbucks.

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3 Self Affirmations

It's absolutely vital to growth and our relationships to others that we get to know ourselves. You can tailor your self affirmations to something you need to hear in the moment, write the same thing every day, or set the goal to write something new every single day. Once you understand the roots of everything from your insecurities to your favorite memories, then you'll be able to be a truer version of yourself!

Other Daily Journal Prompts

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Daily Journal Prompts For Growth

Work through what growth looks like for you right now — and in the future — as well as any habits that might be preventing you from growing the way you need to. (via B+C)

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Relationship Journal Prompts

These daily journal prompts will help you figure out what you're personally looking for in a romantic relationship, but also how to better relate to the people around you. (via B+C)

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Mental Health Daily Journal Prompts

We mentioned the emotional and mental health benefits of journaling earlier, and these prompts will help you delve deep into emotions, gratitude, your imagination, and some time for self-reflection. (via B+C)

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Fall Journal Prompts For Creativity

Journaling is also great for creatives because it can serve as an outlet for so many different things. You can process events with poetry or short stories, or just work through a single idea by writing about it. You can't go wrong. (via B+C)

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Bridgerton season 3 will make you happy, sad, and everything in between — at least, according to Adjoa Andoh. Andoh stars as Lady Danbury on the hit Netflix series, and following the launch of International Delight's limited-edition Bridgerton-inspired creamers and iced coffee, we got up close and personal with the actress at the NYC “Coffee & Courting” dating event on February 22. Andoh gave us the inside scoop on her most memorable dating story, and why Bridgerton viewers can expect to see Lady Danbury and Penelope Featherington grow closer than ever this season.

"I think Lady Danbury sees a lot of her young self in Penelope," Andoh tells Brit + Co's Chloe Williams. "I think she's sort of an overlooked item who is shoved in one direction just as Penelope is an overlooked item who no one thinks is ever gonna get married. So both of these women in their young lives have had to understand that if they are gonna survive, they have to live on their own natural brilliance, strategy, intelligence, and gifts...She's team Penelope all the way. She's cheering for her."

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Adjoa Andoh repeatedly talks about making season 3 of Bridgerton for the wallflowers — and she has some advice for the wallflowers who might be watching. "Our time will come," she says. "We just need to wait until the person who is the fabulous person comes...And the other thing I would say is don't wait and pine. Hang out with your friends have a fabulous life. The world is amazing and interesting and just dive into your curiosity. Think about what's fabulous about you and lean hard in on that, and don't wait for someone else to give you the confirmation that you are as fabulous as you should know you are."

Last year's Queen Charlotte gave Bridgerton fans the chance to see Lady Danbury (as well as Queen Charlotte and Violet Bridgerton) in a whole new light. For Andoh, the prequel allowed her to explore details about her character she hadn't thought of before. "Doing Queen Charlotte filled in a lot of the early life for me in concert with Shonda's enormous storytelling brain," she says. "So I could take all of that into season three. And the exciting thing about season three on that basis is that the audience is up to speed with [everyone]."

Not only does the series show viewers their favorite characters' pasts, but it also helps us understand their motivations. "Now because of my beloved Lord Ledger — actually, I had such a crush on Keir [Charles], the actor that played Lord Ledger, [he] made me giddy — because the audience now knows that Lady Danbury had this great love of her life, you understand the investment she has in the Bridgerton family more because they are his grandchildren," she says. "So I am invested in them because I loved him."

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Speaking of love, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask Adjoa Andoh about her own memorable dating stories, and she immediately took us back to being a teenager. "I was a punk rocker — I still am inside — I saw The Clash and I loved them at 14 and it transformed my life," she says. "There was a boy who was a punk and I mean, it was as rare as seeing, I don't know, snow in August. He was a punk, I was a punk, and I just yearned for him. Eventually I drew him to me and I cooked him spaghetti bolognese."

"But no one had told me that you don't cook the Parmesan cheese in the bolognese sauce, so it was a new experiment for me," she continues. "He ate about four spoonfuls of it and he just went 'Adj, I'm sorry, I can't eat this.' And I took a mouthful of it and it tasted like well, food that had gone down and come back up, let's just say that. So, yeah. But he loved me."

Andoh might have had a hard time figuring out the bolognese sauce, but she knows how she likes her coffee — with cream! "Creamer has got a smack of indulgence about it," she says. But in addition to adding it to her morning cup of Joe, Andoh's already dreaming up new dessert recipes as well: "What I would do is I would go super strong chocolate ice cream — a Belgian chocolate ice cream, something like that — mascarpone, and then [put] creamer on top. You could go International Delight English Toffee Creamer, but I would probably go International Delight Berries & Créme Creamer just for the contrast."

And how would Lady Danbury take her coffee? "Strong with a little [splash] of creamer."

Are you excited to see Adjoa Andoh and Nicola Coughlan onscreen for Bridgerton season 3? Check out the rest of our Most-Anticipated New TV Shows!

This interview has been edited for clarity.

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We are now two for two on expecting Taylor Swift to announce Reputation (Taylor's Version) during an acceptance speech and getting an album announcement instead. After showing up to the 2022 VMAs in a "Look What You Made Me Do"-inspired outfit and announcing Midnights, Taylor Swift wore a black and white ensemble on the 2024 Grammys red carpet before telling the world her new album The Tortured Poets Department is coming this spring! Here's everything we know about the new Taylor Swift album.

What is Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department?

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Taylor Swift's new album (which is also referred to as TS11) is called The Tortured Poets Department. Taylor Swift announced the album while accepting the award for Best Pop Album at the 2024 Grammys. While we don't know the exact vibe of the album, over the last year, we've gotten quite a few clues about what we can expect! Just like "Daylight" at the end of Lover sets up Midnights, I think "Dear Reader" sets up The Tortured Poets Department.

Taylor's official announcement features beautiful language that evokes the same emotion "The Lakes" does, which makes me believe TTPD will be similar to Folklore and Evermore (maybe it'll even serve as the third sister album Swifties thought we'd get in 2021?). But there has also been some discussion about another pop album that could be even more nuanced than Midnights. Well, during her Eras Tour show in Sydney, Australia she played yet another round of suspicious surprise songs.

While sitting at the piano, Taylor Swift takes her earpiece out and calls attention to the keyboard. "Do you hear that?" she says (via TikTok). "My damn keyboard's playing a synth sound." She then does what she almost always does when dropping an Easter egg: she smirks.

"That sound is how the album starts, mark my words," one comment reads. Another says, "That smirk tells me everything I need to know."

What is the theory of Taylor Swift's double album?

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Throughout her stay in Sydney, Australia for the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift has been dropping lots — and I mean lots — of twos. @v_swiftie_ points out that in addition to holding up the number two while announcing The Tortured Poets Department, she's been playing more surprise song mashups than normal, and Taylor Nation has been posting Instagram stories featuring the number 2 instead of the number 13. Suspicious, Tay, very suspicious.

What is The Albatross about?

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During one of her Eras Tour shows in Sydney, Australia, Taylor Swift announced a new version of The Tortured Poets Department featuring exclusive bonus track "The Albatross." This new album already has some crazy track titles — all with pretty noteworthy meanings.

According to Collins Dictionary, if you call someone an Albatross, "they cause you great problems from which you cannot escape, or they prevent you from doing what you want to do," while a Bolter could refer to someone bolting out of a relationship (or bolting from a restaurant to a car like in this viral clip 🤨).

Meanwhile "The Alchemy" refers to the continual process of trying to turn something into gold — remember how Taylor Swift spent 6 years saying her relationship with Joe Alwyn was golden? Buckle up Swifties, TS11 is going to be a wild ride.

What does loml mean?

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At first glance, the twelfth song on The Tortured Poets Department, "loml," means "love of my life." Some fans were wondering if the song was a nod to Harry Styles since his Harry's House finale track is "Love of My Life" (the album also features a track named "Daylight" which is another funny connection to Taylor Swift). But Bonnie & Emily from ChatsAndReacts have got me thinking about the track in a whole new way.

Emily says that while Taylor might sing about the love of her life at the beginning of the song, she also has the potential to switch it up each verse. "Lie of my life" and "loss of my life" are HEART WRENCHING, and totally something Taylor would write.

When is The Tortured Poets Department release date?

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The Tortured Poets Department is dropping April 19, 2024. At the Eras Tour shows in Tokyo, Taylor Swift explained when she started working on TTPD. “I’ve been working on Tortured Poets since right after I turned in Midnights,” she said onstage. “So, you turn in an album months in advance…and I’ve been working on it for about two years. I kept working on it throughout the U.S. tour and when it was perfect, in my opinion, when it was good enough for you, I finished it.”

"Soon you'll get to hear it, soon we'll get to experience it together," she continued. "I'm over the moon about the fact that you guys care about my music...Everyone’s like, ‘Why do you make so many albums?’ And I’m like, ‘Man, because I love it! I love it so much! I’m having fun, leave me alone.'”

The brand new album follows Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version). When Midnights was announced after Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version), I wondered whether she'd have a two rerecordings, one new album pattern and it looks like that's what we're getting!

How many songs will be on The Tortured Poets Department?

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Taylor Swift dropped The Tortured Poets Department song list February 5, and it's too good to be true! Here's the full tracklist for TS11:

  1. Fortnight (feat. Post Malone)
  2. The Tortured Poets Department
  3. My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys
  4. Down Bad
  5. So Long, London
  6. But Daddy I Love Him
  7. Fresh Out the Slammer
  8. Florida!!! (feat. Florence + The Machine)
  9. Guilty as Sin?
  10. Who's Afraid of Little Old Me?
  11. I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)
  12. loml
  13. I Can Do It With A Broken Heart
  14. The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived
  15. The Alchemy
  16. Clara Bow
  17. Bonus Track: The Manuscript
  18. Bonus Track: The Bolter
  19. Bonus Track: The Albatross

Will The Tortured Poets Department have any featured artists?

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Yes, The Tortured Poets Department will feature Florence + The Machine on the song "Florida!!!" and Post Malone on the song "Fortnight." And after Taylor Swift teased a variety of collaborations by posting handwritten lyrics from artists like Harry Styles and Lorde, Swifties are wondering if The Tortured Poets Department will be the "collab album" we never got.

Another clue that leads me to believe this is true is the fact that the title of this album is so much longer than her other titles — and she refers to herself as "Chairman" of the department. Who are all the constituents?! Are they all the same artists who left Scooter Braun's management last year? Only time will tell, because as far as I'm concerned, surprises aren't out of the question until the TS11 era is over!👀

How can I buy The Tortured Poets Department?

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You can pre-order a bunch of different versions of The Tortured Poets Department on Taylor Swift's website right now, includingThe Tortured Poets Department CD + Bonus Track "The Manuscript", The Tortured Poets Department CD + Bonus Track "The Manuscript" andThe Tortured Poets Department Cassette + Bonus Track "The Manuscript".

What is a tortured poets department?

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Taylor Swift has spent years talking about her anxiety, her sleepless nights, and her emotions. "My muses, acquired like bruises / My talismans and charms / The tick, tick, tick of love bombs / My veins of pitch black ink," she writes in her official Instagram post. "All's fair in love and poetry." My guess is that The Tortured Poets Department features a bunch of artists who all feel very deeply and have a similar ethereal, larger-than-life approach to their music.

As far as the name, it looks like The Tortured Poets Department could be referencing her ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn's group chat name — "The Tortured Man Club" with Paul Mescal (who starred in Normal People while Joe starred Conversations With Friends. Both series are based on Sally Rooney books).

Are you excited for The Tortured Poets Department? What kinds of collabs or songs are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments and check out these Taylor Swift Disney Movie Posters Inspired By Her Songs for more fun content!

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