Squidward Quincy Tentacles (born October 9, 1977) is the other central protagonist, second deuteragonist, and (when his antagonistic side shown) The Neutral and SpongeBob and Patrick's neighbor. Squidward is a cephalapod. His species is an octopus by the series' creators, despite his name being Squid-ward. Squidward lives in a house shaped like an Easter Island Head. He works as a Cashier at the Krusty Krab, a job he dislikes. SpongeBob and Patrick consider Squidward their best friend, though the feeling is not mutual. He is a selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority. He also has a large collection of self-portraits and is delusional about his talents (such as playing the clarinet) though nobody around him considers him to be very good. The series' animators illustrated Squidward with six tentacles, believing that giving him the eight tentacles of an octopus has made him look too burdened.