Social media has made everyone believe that they need to BE somebody. The lives of acquaintances and strangers always seem better online, and this has been shown to breed feelings of inadequacy and anxiety.
This may be my personal theory, but the desire to prove that you are a somebody to the world has misled people into believing they need to perform their identity. So rather than people figuring out who they are based on the good it does for themselves or the world, we’re left with a bunch of people who behave in very particular ways, call them “personality traits,” and think that’s a perfectly normal way to exist.
Here are 20 things that simply ARE NOT PERSONALITY TRAITS, no matter what.
1. Wanting a fried chicken sandwich when one isn’t available:
People think craving chick fil a on Sunday is a personality trait
— Erica (@eerrriiicaa) January 27, 2019
2. Forcing your friends to pick your “best” selfie:
Sending my friends 10+ photos along with “which???” has quite literally become a personality trait
— Brandon Woelfel (@Brandonwoelfel) January 30, 2019
3. Either of these things:
boys think one dangly earring is a personality trait https://t.co/mzJmxY6XKM
— kb 🖤 (@BernerKinley) January 23, 2019
4. Smoking weed:
I smoke weed and I’m just gonna go ahead and say it
Weed is not a personality trait https://t.co/LCvMsKTguX
— 2papi (@newyorkshuffler) January 23, 2019
5. Cruelty and cattiness:
being mean for literally no fucking reason isn’t a personality trait :/
— sᴜɴɴʏ (@SunnyHues) January 30, 2019
6. Being into true crime:
Now that the Ted Bundy documentary is out on Netflix, I’m here to remind everyone that murder documentaries weren’t made for you exclusively and that being able to binge watch a show about serial killers is not a personality trait. I think we ALL are intrigued by murder docs.
— (@Sedatedhoodlum) January 24, 2019
Watching murder documentaries isn’t a personality trait
— Joe Hartford (@JoeH_96) January 27, 2019
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7. Sleep deprivation:
white people think being sleep deprived is a personality trait
— fdt (@pixiehole) January 29, 2019
8. And the results of it:
being tired constantly is a personality trait.
— ✧ ℭ ✧ (@COOLCHICBLONDE) January 27, 2019
can someone tell white people that being gross isn’t a personality trait https://t.co/LCSdQiWTKw
— #1 lyk anti (@ghostofthor) January 29, 2019
10. Lacking height:
Short girls think being short is a personality trait
— Mrs Bouff Daddy (@nvzreens) January 30, 2019
death to all normies who think being an alcoholic is a quirky personality trait https://t.co/oIbLCZH5j2
— (@emilysuckz) January 30, 2019
12. Any drug habit, really:
Lil Peep is basically just The Strokes for people who think snorting cocaine is a personality trait
— Hot Music Takes Bot (@musictakesbot) January 27, 2019
13. Hating movies just because people really love them:
Hating The Last Jedi and/or Spider-Man Homecoming isn’t a personality trait
— Luke? (@theflareawakens) January 26, 2019
14. Same goes for music.
People who think hating popular music is a personality trait are literally the most boring person on earth. Sorry to you and your special ears that only like the sounds of bands no one else has ever heard of.
— TheRealRQ (@imogenrq) January 27, 2019
15. Flunking out of school:
why do some girls act like failing their classes and never going to school is a cute personality trait
— hanna malik (@hannaa789) January 28, 2019
16. Fantasy football:
boys really talk a lot of shit on sorority girls when their only personality trait is fantasy football
— sammiez123 (@samiamNOTham) January 28, 2019
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17. Being into IPAs/Microbrews:
men are really out here thinking “drinking IPAs” is a personality trait
— meg (@posttherapywawa) January 26, 2019
why do white boys think their truck is a personality trait???
— reg (@Regan_miller18) January 26, 2019
19. Liking beverages:
people really think drinking coffee or wine is a personality trait
— Miss America (@bree_kish) January 25, 2019
Liking cats is not a personality trait.
— ʾUstādh ʾAbū Saūce (@IbnSauce) January 23, 2019
21. Going to the beach:
We all know those people who act like going to the beach is a personality trait
— juju (@juliajulia23) January 22, 2019
Y’all treat dissociation like a personality trait wtf wrong with yall grow up. https://t.co/ywJd6UMBsg
— • Tré 🌙 🍃 (@samxuraeii_) January 20, 2019
23. This ?
being a white girl with a fat ass isn’t a personality trait
— bedi akol teezik (@sadboynyc) January 20, 2019
24. And this:
some of yall act like having twitter on night mode is a personality trait
— hannah (@yllwgirl) January 17, 2019
25. Annnnnd this:
Pronouncing chipotle like “chip ot ul” is not a personality trait
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) January 19, 2019
Bonus: Something that IS a personality trait (same goes for pronouncing Target as Tar-Jay, don’t @ me)
having cold hands all the time is a personality trait
— val (@valyeet) January 16, 2019