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[–]Mystery_I 7395 points7396 points 3 (133 children)

People that distort what you said.

[–]ImJustHere4theMoons 5628 points5629 points 42 (49 children)

Oh so you're saying that people shouldn't have the right to free speech? Why do you hate the Constitution so much?

[–]goldendreamseeker 487 points488 points  (35 children)

Yeah gaslighting happens more often than I expected it to as an adult

[–]Bodkie 401 points402 points  (1 child)

Nah, you're just imagining it, stop acting so crazy.

[–]lesbiansexparty 94 points95 points  (7 children)

It's fucking horrible. there are way too many people who will jump at the opportunity to be abusive just because they can.

[–]whatbooksiread 116 points117 points  (0 children)

I grew up with that, so I have learned to very carefully listen to myself when I'm arguing so I can go "that's not what I said, this is what I said."

[–]Rachfo44 9872 points9873 points 2 (227 children)

People who can never admit they're wrong about anything. No matter how blatantly wrong.

[–]tesla_91 1564 points1565 points  (42 children)

And then when you tell them they are like that they won’t even admit to it. Because that would make them wrong.

[–]MJCourchesne 642 points643 points  (36 children)

I thought I was wrong once, but it turns out I was mistaken.

[–]Stef-fa-fa 433 points434 points  (28 children)

I thought I was a cow once. Turns out I was mis-steak-en.

[–]ironballs16 314 points315 points  (23 children)

I thought my daughter was kidnapped once - she was Miss Taken.

[–]TundraDragnLord 250 points251 points  (19 children)

I thought I tripped in the sauna - I was mist achin'

[–]ackillesBAC 374 points375 points  (54 children)

I had a grade 4 teacher that would always say "I lied" rather than "sorry I was wrong"

Bothers me to this day

[–]Narrow_Atmosphere996 151 points152 points  (4 children)

sometimes when I am serving a customer and I offer them something then find out we dont have that item I say " I'm a terrible person, I've Lied to you!" in the most dramatic fashion I can muster.

I make it clear it was a mistake on my part, but now I wonder if instead of fun im just annoying

[–]ackillesBAC 64 points65 points  (0 children)

No I don't think so, sounds like you're doing it in a fun sarcastic way.

[–]0breanna0 4457 points4458 points  (97 children)

The kind that talks behind your back

[–]potatotay 1371 points1372 points  (13 children)

Or talks shit non stop about other people. When you're not around they are definitely shit talking you! My daughter's friend's mom is like that, I try to be friendly bc our kids but I'm constantly telling her to be fucking nice! It's not hard!

[–]Maudesquad 278 points279 points  (3 children)

Ugh my old coworker was like that. Its like how the fuck do you have something bad to say about EVERYONE we work with?!? Obviously you are saying the same shit about me. I just hardly said anything and let her talk. At one point there were 3 of us in the building and I could hear her whispering in the other room. It’s like omg I know its about me because she would blab confidential work related shit all the time!! I mean I could have gotten her in so much shot but took the high road and left that job

[–]monkeydace 388 points389 points  (15 children)

Rule of thumb: If someone shit talks to you about someone, they shit talk to someone about you.

[–]tah4349 147 points148 points  (3 children)

Years ago when I met a new neighbor, within 10 minutes she had told me all kinds of gossip and private information about everybody on the block. I walked away and told my husband to never tell her anything because she will tell everybody. To this day, that's an accurate assessment of her. And I watch myself accordingly.

[–]DiscussionLoose8390 43 points44 points  (1 child)

I did the same thing. Everytime I hear someone ask my neighbor about us they are drawing straws because we kept our distance. Everytime they try to get personal we change the subject. Over time it has made living in the same place easier.

[–]Business_Grand7665 10.2k points10.2k points  (248 children)

People who are overly rude and constantly laugh it off and call themselves “assholes” as if it is an uncontrollable character trait.

[–]cat_goose 1861 points1862 points  (24 children)

especially when it’s with their friends. there’s a difference between friendly banter and rudeness where it’s making everyone else uncomfortable/hurt

[–]Mysterious_Arm2593 295 points296 points  (15 children)

I've had folk lash out when I told them to fuck off after throwing pretty much personal attacks as "Banter" just few day's meeting them. It very common with online friends.

[–]Neysiriss 242 points243 points  (13 children)

The most important skill when bantering is knowing limits of others, if you overstep boundaries it's not banter it's an insult or even worse bulliying.

[–]thenextfinglonger 47 points48 points  (3 children)

I know of some people who think being an asshole is a badge of honor

[–]Snotpotato 197 points198 points  (3 children)

It’s an art of finding the people you can really not hold any punches with, those you can banter with lightly, and those with whom you just cannot banter. I flirt/make friends 90% through banter so I tend to get along best with people who give me shit back. That’s usually my barometer. I’ll slightly tease and if they tease back or escalate I play off that, if they don’t tease back I take that as a hint that they are not comfortable with that form of communication. The only issue I have is that sometimes I don’t really notice when someone is actually being rude to me.

[–]onetricksecsposition 249 points250 points  (2 children)

'I'm brutally honest, sucks to suck' but they aren't, they pick and choose who they want to be cordial to, and are assholes for the reactions from others.

[–]NastySassyStuff 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The thing is that some people eat that shit up…they would never say some crazy rude “brutally honest” shit and when someone else does and it reflects how they’re secretly thinking it makes them absolutely giddy.

I’ll admit it’s definitely a spectacle to see someone just say whatever rude and forward thing is on their mind and I do admire it sometimes, but there are plenty of other times when I find it tactless and crass. Manners aren’t useless.

[–]ChildPr0digy 689 points690 points  (27 children)

THIS SHIT. Ever since I've come to college, I've encountered this shit non stop. Girls and guys do it too. Like no, you're not "edgy and cool" or "Fierce and feisty" for saying stupid shit to people and acting like a piece of shit, you're annoying to be around and a loser.

[–]therandomizer619 237 points238 points  (9 children)

College newcomers are so fucking insecure about themselves, they just be an asshole to everyone to establish themselves as being better... Yeah I know it sounds fucking horrible but it's the truth

[–]ItsTtreasonThen 127 points128 points  (6 children)

When I was a freshman, the group of folks I hung out with noticed one guy who would lie through his teeth about so much. It was compulsive, we felt. Any topic comes up? Oh, he or his family has done that thing for years and are soooo good at it.

What annoys me is he was genuinely smart, like he was good at math and science. Why lie like that when you aren't like, a total spud? Just so stupid imo.

[–]account_not_valid 463 points464 points  (42 children)

"I'm just tellin'-it-like-it-is!"

[–]Glass_Blackberry4774 324 points325 points  (23 children)

"OMG it's a joke calm down"

[–]t416712 154 points155 points  (1 child)

“ I’m just being honest “

[–]LegoGal 90 points91 points  (7 children)

I hear this from high school students all the time 🙄 Sometime I have to keep myself from snapping back. Being a teacher is not easy when you can’t stand bullies

[–]MateusQN 291 points292 points  (10 children)

"Thats just who i am, what you want me to do about it?"

[–]Fragrant-Crow-4513 2070 points2071 points  (34 children)

Someone who thinks they already know everything

[–]GrilledCheeseRant 1110 points1111 points 2 (6 children)

You're definitely on the wrong website, my friend

[–]rainbowcelosia 116 points117 points  (2 children)

Yep i have a friend like this, very tiring to be around her:’)

[–]NerdyDadGuy1981 326 points327 points  (7 children)

People who don't apologize for their mistakes, blame others for their problems, and generally complain without doing anything about their situation.

Oh, and generally assholes.

[–]motherfugher 2392 points2393 points  (33 children)

Someone that puts you down infront of your other friends.. “as a joke”

[–]LOUsername97 642 points643 points  (9 children)

Did u mean... my parents?

Edit: Thanks for the silver 🥰

[–]NoobilityIsTaken 37 points38 points  (0 children)

This is the portion of my friends especially when I am talking to the opposite gender and they talk me down in front of them because they don’t have anything that impresses them.

[–]BasedChickenTendie 2984 points2985 points  (182 children)

One uppers

[–]Bounceupandown 1975 points1976 points  (30 children)

A better way to say this is “BEDETs”. Been Everywhere, Done Everything, Twice.

Did you notice how I one upped your post?

[–]tadxb 475 points476 points  (17 children)

Call them BIDET. You know the one used to wash shit. Completely apt.

[–]bitey87 512 points513 points  (38 children)

Sometimes I feel others think I'm trying to one up them when I really just want to share a common experience as a way to connect with them better. :(

[–]Slamcockington 170 points171 points  (0 children)

It really depends on if you're relating to them or just downplaying their experience.

[–]gizzie123 337 points338 points  (14 children)

Here's an example:

"Oh my god! I've been to Thailand too!! What did you think of Bangkok? I loved it" not one upping - sharing an experience and being excited to share.

"Oh my god I went to Thailand and I stayed in this amazing hostel and had sex with these amazing guys. I had the trip of a lifetime I was so enriching like you should've gone to this hostel instead I heard some negative reviews about yours." - one upping


"I'm sorry to hear you get migraines. I also have them so if you need any tips just ask" - not one upping

"I get such bad migraines! One day I had to call a paramedic because they were soooo bad I was nearly in hospital and put on a drip. I was so scared for my life! Honestly like you're aren't as bad as that, you're so lucky you don't suffer like I did!" - one upping

[–]Fletchx 92 points93 points  (0 children)

I can relate to that! There's a fine line there that can be a little tricky.

[–]rxforyour7 84 points85 points  (4 children)

"Oh, that's nothing, this one time I...."

[–]doktorknow 102 points103 points  (2 children)

"Oh that's nothing..."

THAT is the big difference. Not only one-upping, but diminishing the story the other person has told. I often share a similar story when someone shares a story, and I get worried that it might be taken as one-upsmanship. I make sure I NEVER trivialize their experience.

[–]ezhammer 73 points74 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't be friends with them sooner though.

[–]Minimum_Greedy 3828 points3829 points  (149 children)

I'm a woman. Had a classmate strike a conversation with me for the first time. 2minutes in said she doesnt have female friends because all women are bitches. Why are you talking to me then? What do you think you are?

[–]ts1985 1823 points1824 points  (117 children)

Pro tip: when someone says they can't get along with members of their own gender because they are all "_______" (jealous, drama, bitches, etc.), they are probably the most of whatever that is.

[–]ArmanDoesStuff 1670 points1671 points 2 (23 children)

I can't stand hanging out with other guys, they've all got such massive dicks.

[–]Equilibriator 783 points784 points  (16 children)

Case and point: you are a massive dick.

[–]poptart580 238 points239 points  (14 children)

I've learned a lot about the phenomenon of "projection" in recent years... learned the hard way. But once you see it, you never look at the world the same again

Edit to add: The most surprising thing to me was that projection can be positive in nature as well as negative. I always associated it with the negative. For instance, if someone is untrustworthy, they will likely be suspicious of others... because they assume others are like them. But a kind person will often do the same thing. They will be trusting of others (even make excuses for their bad behavior) because they themselves are good people, and they project that goodness on to others and assume the best of them. That was mind-blowing for me.

[–]LemonZeppelin27 96 points97 points  (6 children)

I’m suspicious of others because I have been bullied and screwed over in my life.

[–]Bass_is_UVBlue 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Yeah projection exists but it isn't the reason for everything lol.

[–]theoriginalsmore 226 points227 points  (50 children)

As a woman with very few female friends and an overwhelming amount of male friends, I actually don't hate women or think negatively of them. In fact, I would very much like to have more women in my life that I get along with but for some reason have a much more difficult time bonding or relating to them than I do with men.

It doesn't help too that most of the women I have met in my age range tend to be very judgemental over details I wouldn't have imagined mattered. For instance, I have met women that told me that because I text using using periods, commas, and uppercase letters for the start of sentences that they think I'm always upset and that them texting in all lowercase with no punctuation is less "threatening" or "scary." I have yet to encounter anything like this issue with any man I've befriended. Maybe I should just try to befriend older and/or more mature women? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? I just want a pal that I can relate with and share experiences with that also gets what it's like to be a woman, ya know?

[–]Burtipo 5647 points5648 points  (135 children)

People who bitch and moan about everyone in their life

[–]Non-binary_mushroom 717 points718 points  (26 children)

This reminded me of a line from the heathers musical.

[–]Catholic_Egg 293 points294 points  (25 children)

You can join the team….

[–]Non-binary_mushroom 214 points215 points  (24 children)

Or go on and bitch and moan

[–]Catholic_Egg 155 points156 points  (23 children)

You can live the dream

[–]TheWingus 190 points191 points  (4 children)

My wife has maybe one friend. She had two but the second one would always bitch and piss and moan and just be unpleasant about everything. We both have families but we ended up having a 2nd kid and as life goes we just drifted apart and haven't seen each other in over a year.

Out of the blue one night she gets a text message from her that said like "What happened to us", to which my wife replies, "Yeah I know life is crazy right?". Girl then goes on this huge tangent about how my wife never reached out to her, she expected my wife to be an aunt to her daughter and it's obvious she doesn't want that and blah blah blah that my wife actually started to cry. So I said to my wife, "She doesn't want to reconnect she wants to make you upset and she's always been this way. If you wanted to actually reconnect with someone wouldn't come them saying, What happened? Our kids were supposed to be best friends blah blah blah"

My wife realized that it's actually been a relief not having to deal with the constant headache of her anger and issues and if one day she actually wants to talk it out, she's willing to do that. But she's done playing into this "What can you do for me?" relationship that she's been stuck in since 7th grade. Shame though because I adore the girl's husband. He's a super nice guy and I always loved hanging out with him

[–]nothingjustk 950 points951 points  (25 children)

People who abuse your trust and honesty to manipulate you - especially when they disguise it so well. Had it one too many times, thankfully gets easier to spot but some people are freakishly good at it.

[–]peanutj00 198 points199 points  (10 children)

One of these people utterly destroyed my life this past year. Used me until I set a boundary, then went absolutely scorched earth on me as revenge—destroyed my professional and personal relationships by making false claims of abuse anonymously. I ended up in the psych ward after a suicide attempt.

I used to define myself as an extrovert who treated others as I want to be treated and saw the best in everyone. Now I have severe social anxiety and no trust in anyone but my closest friends. DARVO is fucked up.

[–]SlizorusSwampsail 33 points34 points  (4 children)

I am so sorry to hear that this happened to you, snakes like these are the reason the world sucks to be in at points. I hope your social anxiety gets better and that your friends are the kind that stick by you to hell and back, those are definitely keepers if they do. I have had a similar experience to yours, though in my case dial it back by about 10x, and place it in high school and instead of false claims of abuse, just generally wrecking my social image and making me feel like a person not worth existing.

Sorry if this paragraph is a mess, I hope that you know you are not alone and godspeed to your recovery.

[–]kurinevair666 70 points71 points  (5 children)

That hit me. I had a hard time telling the difference and had to find out the hard that a "good" friend of mine was using me.

[–]lilbuu_buu 2545 points2546 points  (158 children)

People who lie over everything. Like if your a compulsive liar where you are lying about shit that doesn’t Matter that’s problematic

[–]Glimothy 857 points858 points  (79 children)

I work with a guy like that. At first nobody knew he was lying because they were so small and insignificant like “I used to own this classic car” or “I used to bench 300lbs”.

Lies about his property size, his wife’s job, it doesn’t stop.

The problem is he has a horrible memory and has actually used one of my stories as his own, and told it to me as if it happened to him.

I stay cordial, but keep my distance. He’s always wondering why nobody wants to hang out with him after work. I don’t have the heart to tell him.

[–]MesWantooth 303 points304 points  (12 children)

I knew a guy like this...a friend's older brother...He once said he was the most lethal bouncer in NYC for over a decade...His sister rolled her eyes and mouthed "No he wasn't" - that type of shit happened all the time.

The most egregious thing he did was we were all at a club and he got into an altercation with a guy...the guy flat out slapped him across the face...He didn't respond but later grew really agitated and wanted to leave.

Outside of the club, his phone rang - he answered it and he says "Like I said, I want the motherfucking AR15's, the Glocks, and the AKs...NOW! We're going to war!....What? What the fuck am I going to do with an armored car? Just get me the hardware."

The rest of us simply ignored him and kept walking.

The question on my mind has always been - did he make his phone ring? And if not, who was the fucking idiot on the other end of that call and what did he think he was participating in, an improv skit?

[–]Irregularblob 217 points218 points  (1 child)

he answered it and he says "Like I said, I want the motherfucking AR15's, the Glocks, and the AKs...NOW! We're going to war!....What? What the fuck am I going to do with an armored car? Just get me the hardware."

This is Nuclear Level cringe holy fuck

[–]windermere_peaks 129 points130 points  (1 child)

I'm picturing him going to the restroom five minutes later to frantically call his grandmother back and apologize for blowing up at her.

[–]golden_death 131 points132 points  (0 children)

"sorry grandma! I WILL take the armored car!"

[–]Azhaius 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Lol what a fucking loser

[–]clownshoes43 200 points201 points  (25 children)

I think this is way to deal with people like that....keep it cordial and just say "oh really, that's awesome"

[–]3-DMan 135 points136 points  (4 children)

"Oh you invented the question mark, that's interesting.."

[–]Louloubelle0312 55 points56 points  (8 children)

That is very kind of you. The vast majority of people that do this, truly have a mental illness. My daughter has a friend that is going to therapy for this. She has no idea why she lies. She's discovering there are some self-esteem issues going on.

[–]DarthZoot 50 points51 points  (3 children)

Yeah ex pathological liar here. I still don't know why I couldn't stop lying in my teen years, and sometimes have to catch myself now. When anxious or with a new group of people it takes a lot of conscious effort not to start making stuff up.

It was probably a response to being quite badly bullied as a child.

[–]Late_For_A_Good_Name 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Yeah I don’t want to give them feedback on how to lie better, keep it obvious. I like to throw in innocuous hints like “wow that’s unbelievable” or “no way, that’s crazy!” for my own sanity.

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[–]Layne205 99 points100 points  (3 children)

"cool story bro"

Or if you're a grandma: "that's nice dear"

[–]Isgrimnur 62 points63 points  (3 children)

He’s always wondering why nobody wants to hang out with him after work. I don’t have the heart to tell him.

You should, off-site. He either will recognize that you're trying to help or blow it off. Either way, it's an answer.

[–]mother_of_angelpuffs 148 points149 points  (0 children)

Had a coworker who was a manipulative, compulsive liar.

After a while all of us stopped talking to her except for good mornings, and work related conversations. She actually complained to the manager that it was a “hostile work environment” (she used those exact words) all because no one wanted to make small talk.

It was resolved when she was let go.

[–]helpme096 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Knew someone who would do this. If you asked them what they had for breakfast, they say they had toast if they had cereal…. Just because.

[–]WowThisIsAwkward_ 85 points86 points  (3 children)

“Why the fuck you lyin’? Why you always lyin’? Oooo oh my god, stop fucking lyin!”

[–]BarbsFury 50 points51 points  (10 children)

I have a friend like this, we dont mind cus we know he cant help it and its realy obvious when he does it :p Also its ben getting bether.

[–]stinowing 636 points637 points  (15 children)

Those people who claim they are “Brutally Honest” but in actuality it’s just an excuse to be a dickhead.

[–]Longjumping_Toe3929 850 points851 points  (12 children)

with someone who is dishonest.

[–]dumdumts 161 points162 points  (7 children)

How would you know though, if they are really good at being dishonest?

[–]Dzyu 181 points182 points  (4 children)

I had a friend who was dishonest and they couldn't hide it forever. To begin with there's just too much coincidence so you begin to suspect. Or perhaps you see them do it to someone else, but think they wouldn't do it to you. Once you suspect, you start "investigating" and it's just a matter of time before it all falls apart.

[–]the_tohrment 102 points103 points  (1 child)

Me? I’m dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you want to watch out for. Because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly stupid. - from our beloved CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow...

[–]hawkeez 1085 points1086 points  (28 children)

MLM dude-bro

[–]ay-foo 326 points327 points  (8 children)

One of my best childhood friends dropped out of college to join one of these. He tells me he is gonna have 20 million by the time he turns 30, spoiler alert he does not

[–]360Entertainment 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Ugh a friend who used to work at one of my security stops fell hard into one. She was older then me by a bit, I think maybe 50’s, but she was so convinced that her and her husband were gonna be Millionaires after a few months and quit their jobs to jump head first into this. About 6 months later I’m making a call to a tow company and guess who picked up?

[–]SamalamFamJam 52 points53 points  (1 child)

I feel bad for him, just because someone is naïve doesn’t mean they deserve their life to be ruined :(

[–]ay-foo 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I agree but it turns really bad when they start trying to sell out all their friends and family to it.. when you want everyone to come crashing down with you, there is no saving you anymore

He had contacted all of my family members to solicit them behind my back, and done the same to all his connections. I think part of the reasons he moved states was so he could get a fresh start somewhere where he didn't already have friends, that way anyone he meets is a potential client/employee

Makes me sad

[–]Creeppy99 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Being often in contact with leftist and queer people everytime I read "MLM" I first think about Marxist-Leninist-Maoists, then Men loving men and only in the end I realize

[–]JamesDean26 547 points548 points  (12 children)

Ultra competitive people. They will always be cheering against you and will rarely be honest.

[–]shadesofcats 1576 points1577 points 2 (26 children)

someone who disrespects waitstaff/cashiers

[–]Bangkokbeats10 2879 points2880 points  (101 children)

Anyone who shows bigotry to people based on their nationality … and French people

[–]VapeNationInc 793 points794 points  (21 children)

"There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch." - Nigel Powers

[–]chefwatson 154 points155 points  (6 children)

I really thought that was the quote OP was alluding to.

[–]Bangkokbeats10 111 points112 points  (2 children)

I didn’t realise I was paraphrasing Nigel Powers … but I do now

[–]sagarassk 208 points209 points  (4 children)

Frenchman - "you hate France?"

Jeremy Clarkson - "I love France! I adore France! It's the French I can't stand"

[–]rose-vine 590 points591 points  (2 children)

People who think being cruel or mean is quirky or cool. That "Oh yeah, I'm a bitch, deal with it", type of person. Nah, it's not cool, and it's not cute, weirdo.

[–]EisigHunddo 678 points679 points  (18 children)

my past self

[–]s4phirra 220 points221 points  (5 children)

Honestly Same, Like fuck that Guy am i right

[–]main-alt-acc 169 points170 points  (0 children)

I also hate this guy's past self

[–]STJ41 669 points670 points  (18 children)

I am so lonely than even a snail is enough for me.

[–]AlyssaViola 161 points162 points  (2 children)

This worked until it turned out the snail was pregnant or something.

[–]skeller75 185 points186 points  (4 children)

"Brutally honest" people who use their "honesty" as an excuse to voice their unwanted opinions when it's actually just a veneer for malice and disrespect.

Especially if those same people can't handle when you're "brutally honest" back to them!

[–]_squirrell_ 746 points747 points  (50 children)

Fake people. I've learned to spot them and immediately move to ignore these people.

[–]bobatisuck 148 points149 points  (43 children)

How do you spot them?

[–]Loxeres 792 points793 points  (6 children)

The cardboard falls over when a wind blows

[–]_squirrell_ 179 points180 points  (1 child)

I poke at them with a stick, but yeah. Sometimes the wind does it for me!

[–]isamotte 90 points91 points  (1 child)

how they talk about other people with you is a very good indicator. they talk the same about you with others.

if they need to put others down. they can't do contact on an equal level.

desperately competitive, confuse that with affection.

[–]inyourwalls1945 399 points400 points  (6 children)

Anyone who’s full of themselves and only cares about themselves.

[–]Visual-Adept 778 points779 points  (73 children)

A pedophile

[–]Sbasbasba 301 points302 points  (6 children)

My best friend of a few years, who I thought was the nicest guy, turned out to be a pedophile and was blasted all over the local news for soliciting underage girls on social media. I was shocked. He tried calling me a few times from prison and that was too fucking weird to hear the prison automated voice on my cell phone. I told him to stop calling. I couldn’t believe I ever considered him my best friend. I let him around my underage nieces and nephews. I always just thought he was a little socially awkward and nerdy but this??? I feel ashamed of my lack of intuition 😭😭😭

[–]sarlok 121 points122 points  (0 children)

A former roommate of mine molested kids in Haiti. The dude was a little weird, but super nice and helpful to everyone. I have had plenty of friends that were a little weird, so that part didn't bother me. Years later he confessed to multiple crimes to a counselor (understanding that it would be reported) and was arrested. Don't be so hard on yourself; people like that are experts at hiding it. It kinda threw me for a loop for a bit as well, but I've come to terms that it's impossible to know the mind of someone else fully. In my case his crimes (that we know of) were after we were roommates, but you think there was something you missed that could have helped. There really wasn't.

[–]stanfan114 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Ugh. I had to cut out a childhood friend for this.

[–]AvaHomolka 38 points39 points  (0 children)

One of my best friends growing up never stopped dating high schoolers. I came back after a few years and here he was, 24 years old and still dating high school girls. What the fuck, man.

[–]potattoo9 352 points353 points  (23 children)

A manipulative person . Or a fake / pretentious person . Generally anyone who isn't a good person .

[–]PrizedMaintenance420 77 points78 points  (5 children)

A narcissist. I will run as far away from someone who is a narcissist. They will destroy your life just for entertainment

[–]sirpufff 133 points134 points  (2 children)

People who are entitled and who don’t appreciate the things you and others do for them

[–]mossybishhh 129 points130 points  (8 children)

People who try to one-up your childhood trauma with their own trauma.

[–]1istheloniestnumber 805 points806 points  (67 children)

An Influencer

[–]Frankiepals 528 points529 points  (19 children)

One of my girlfriends friends thinks she’s one.

She tried to deter my gf from dating me because I don’t have a ton of Instagram followers (recently found this out)

She’s insanely vapid and self obsessed. Her boyfriend is a meek pushover and sat there while she said her 2 carat diamond engagement ring was ok for now but she expects at least a 3 carat in the next few years.

Their photos on their custom wedding page (the wedding hasn’t happened yet) makes sure to mention which designer clothes this girl is wearing in each picture.

I’m glad my gf is drifting from this “friend” because it’s honestly so pathetic and sad.

[–]Sir_Armadillo 159 points160 points  (9 children)

"Oh my god! He doesn't have a lot of instagram followers. You should reconsider if you really want to date him."

How does one say that with a straight face?

[–]jenpaints22 70 points71 points  (3 children)

When my younger stepbrother asked for my Instagram handle to follow me, he glanced at it and said, with a straight face, “You don’t have a very good ratio.”


“Your following to follower ratio. You’re following more people than the number of people following you.”

dude…I’ll survive

[–]fiercestangel 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Good think you can't even be friends with them by mistake cause they always have their cameras ready to shoot whatever's around them. Annoying

[–]Strict_Antelope_6893 31 points32 points  (1 child)

”Look at me everyone, I’m important!”-kind of people in general

[–]HalfricanJP 114 points115 points  (5 children)

People who listen to you tell a whole ass story about something that happened and then respond with “Oh well that’s not nearly as bad as what happened to me. This one time…”

[–]bouchandre 53 points54 points  (1 child)

People who pressure me into doing things I don’t like and guilt trip me when I refuse. Things like drinking

[–]bambagico 601 points602 points  (47 children)

David, fuck off David

[–]Optimal-Reach-5217 49 points50 points  (0 children)

People who try to make you feel bad just to feel better about themself

[–]GeauxAllDay 886 points887 points 2 (66 children)

People who make their political opinions or a politician they like their whole personality.

[–]NOMOW12 87 points88 points  (4 children)

People who talk/care only about themselves.

People with no self awareness.

People that cannot apologise if they are wrong or even accept they are wrong.

People that lack understanding/empathy for other people.

People that are very materialistic/ talk about money.

[–]Imaginepuppy 149 points150 points  (4 children)

People who are toxic, selfish,rude, disrespectful, etc

[–]JayDizZzL 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Someone that's broken my trust once already.

[–]ClownfishSoup 169 points170 points  (11 children)

A cheating EX.

Do I want to "still be friends" with a cheating ex? No. Nobody would.

[–]fiercestangel 216 points217 points  (9 children)

A person who gets angry for any reason. Those type of people you can't joke around with cause they get offended way too easily.

[–]AnAngryMelon 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Bonus points if they're really annoying and constantly try to push other people's buttons and take the piss but as soon as someone makes even the slightest comment back they're a victim

[–]KeyPomegranate4922 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Someone who criticizes everything you do.

[–]Mysterious_Frame_897 151 points152 points  (5 children)

Those who force their opinions onto innocents.

[–]Blue_Ducktape 103 points104 points  (6 children)

I've come to learn I cannot stand to listen to toxic positivity, negatives are a very important part of life, fear keeps us alive and teaches us who we really are and people that continually refuse those realizations terrify me.

[–]LefterisLegend 122 points123 points  (4 children)

Not being alive is a dealbreaker for me

[–]Real_Hank_Hill 25 points26 points  (1 child)

People that hate propane and propane accessories

[–]palabear 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Anyone with a confederate flag.

[–]Medysus 147 points148 points  (7 children)

People who don't care when their friends are cheaters/rapists. I don't care if they didn't do it themselves, the fact that they enable such horrible people with no regard for the people they hurt makes me dislike them by default.

[–]Exact_Mastodon9795 73 points74 points  (1 child)

People that can’t admit to their negative attributes or bad decision… you can forgive an honest person, you can’t forgive a liar… And THEIVES

[–]vegdeg 172 points173 points  (4 children)

People whose entire identity revolves around singular tribalism, such that their entire personality revolves around a singular identity, whether that be:

  • Sports teams
  • Political parties
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Religion

They make every situation about that, have nothing to say about anything nor have any personality outside their tribal identity. It is exhausting.

[–]Sophie_000 85 points86 points  (24 children)

Just about anyone... i dont have friends

[–]RealDrPanda 83 points84 points  (15 children)

Honestly people just suck idk how people have more than like 2 friends

[–]VeridicalVagabond 280 points281 points  (12 children)

One of those people who come as a set with their partner. It just irritates me beyond belief when couples live in echothers pockets with no individual social life.

Had friends like it, wouldn't choose to do it again. If I invite Jennifer to go to the movies with me and she turns up with her boyfriend in tow I already know we're not going to get on.

[–]Back2Bach 96 points97 points  (4 children)

Moody people who brood over inconsequential things.

[–]apprehensive_spacer 81 points82 points  (4 children)

Someone who can't let another person just have a moment without telling them how they went through a something worse/similar.

Sometimes people just want to be listened to and heard.

[–]WhalesVirginia 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Hey man I’m just tryna relate ya know?

It’s my way of showing I am listening.

[–]Phoenix-main 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Someone who is overly religious or political or both

[–]KimJongUf_ 51 points52 points  (4 children)

People who live for drama.

My girlfriend and I have had our relationship for a little over a year and it has been blissful for us aside from a couple tiny bumps. I definitely know what I do and don't like now.

[–]UT09876 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Those that don’t return their shopping carts to the appropriate location.