25 People Discuss Personality Traits That Folks Are Proud of That They Shouldn’t Be

It’s interesting what people choose to brag about.

Whenever I hear a person say, “‘I’m brutally honest”, my immediate reaction is, maybe you’re just a jerk?

I guess everyone is different, right?

What personality traits do you think people are proud of that they really shouldn’t be?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.

1. Not really.

“”I’m so random!”

Taco, spork, potato, cow, dolphin, avocado, squirrel. In my experience, all of the “random” people say the exact same words.”

2. Congratulations?

“Their highly unusual diet.

“I’m on a birdseed and pigeon milk cleanse!””

3. Gotta have tact.

“Being “brutally honest”.

You can be honest and still have tact, but these people never seem to know that.”

4. I’m dumb!

“Being ditzy!

It’s more common than guys realize because it’s not as obvious as it is in the movies but a lot of girls dumb themselves down to act “cute” for guys.”

5. You’re doing it all wrong.

“When people consider themselves to be the deciders of what constitutes “good taste” not only for themselves, but for others.”

6. Not very fun.

“Being “competitive”.

It’s fine in sports or academics, but when it’s just for fun then it makes the person look like they have anger issues. Like when me and my friends out playing bar trivia, this one guy always screams and bangs the table if his team gets the answer wrong.

He accuses people of cheating, argues with his teammates, and thinks he’s hot s**t too. Unfortunately, that guy is a part of our group… and it’s not so fun when he comes out.”

7. Introverts.

“I really don’t get why being an introvert these days is supposed be so awesome.

I scored 100% for introversion in the MBTI, but I don’t think that makes me some sort of special, aloof genius and I like people a lot.

All it means is that I kind of run out of social energy about an hour into a party, I hate to answer the phone, and I am the last person you’d want to ask if you’re interested in office gossip.”

8. Overdoing it.

“A person’s capacity to drink. I don’t think it’s something to be proud of.

Show me someone who has the will to drink just the right amount, now that’s impressive.”

9. Not a fan of this.


“I don’t take any s**t” translates as “I will make a huge fu**ing issue out of things not worth getting upset over, and embarrass everyone around me”.

Nobody’s impressed by you throwing a fit over something an emotionally mature person would just shrug off.”

10. You can change your mind.

“Being stubborn.

Sticking to your guns when you are clearly wrong is not a good thing, nor is refusing to budge on your position so that everybody else has to negotiate around you.”

11. Ugh.

“I never apologize. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way I am.”

12. Oh, great.

“”Heh hehe I’m a borderline sociopath.”

My ex.

He was.”

13. Aggression.

“I’ve found far too many people are proud of how aggressive they can be. I started noticing it in college.

There’s a certain type of socially awkward person who seems to feel that the angrier they can get in public, the more intimidating and impressive they are.

It’s really just secondhand embarrassing to watch a grown man or woman behave like that.”

14. Not cool at all.

“Being ‘tough’ and threatening or intimidating to others to be ‘cool’ or ‘funny’.

It’s not called being cool, it’s called being an a**hole.”

15. Sounds like a blast.

“Have a friend who is proud of her ability to talk over others in a conversation until they give up and let her dominate the conversation from then on.

Extremely rude and annoying, but she has a very charitable spirit and I wouldn’t trade her friendship for the world.”

16. You’re really not weird.

“People who describe themselves as weird are not really weird and just pretending to be, believing maybe that it makes them cool.”

171. You call that leading?

“There’s a big shift happening right now from telling girls that they’re “bossy” to saying they’re “leaders” instead.

That’s nice and all, but some people aren’t good leaders. They’re legitimately just bossy.

People who are proud of that are annoying.”

18. It’s not a huge deal.

“Being bad at and hating “small talk.”

It’s fine not to like it, but bragging about hating it and being bad at it baffles me.

Yeah, heaven forbid someone try to engage with you using some light conversation.”

19. It’s chill, bro.

“I find that many “go with the flow” types are often disorganized and have an inability to follow through with a plan.

A certain amount of flexibility is a good thing, but I find that some ‘laid back’ people are often kind of spineless and/or meep around waiting for someone else to make it happen.”

20. Might be a bad thing.

“Always being busy, multitasking, going on little or no sleep because you were so busy all night & got up so early.

Don’t be proud of this, don’t brag about this. You’re doing several things poorly instead of doing one or two things well.

You’re doing your physical, mental and emotional health a massive disservice by stretching yourself so thin. One way or another, this always catches up with you.”

21. They don’t need to talk about it.

“”The Strong Woman” persona.

My sister does this. Loves to emasculate and jump all over dudes who suggest she is anything other than a strong woman, despite all the adversity in her life being entirely her fault, and despite her having MULTIPLE fallback people to help her out of her messes anytime.

You’d think she was Precious to hear her tell it. Plays victim any time anyone disagrees with her. Draws lines in the sand. You know, the typical “I hate drama” basic bi**h you see on FB every day but still insists she is a STRONG woman.

Guess what? Strong women don’t need to tell anyone about it.

People know.”

22. You don’t even know…

“”I’m ADD.”

“I’m OCD.”

Usually they’ve not been diagnosed nor do they know the depths of the problems these disorders bring those who are.”

23. This one…

“If you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best!”

24. Toxic.

“Being a “thug” or anything similar.

The culture surrounding that is filled with negativity, like disregarding everyone around you because you “only need you”.”

25. Just plain rude!

“”I am blunt. I’m a b**ch. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, sorry if I hurt your feelings, princess!!!”

Translation : “I was never taught proper social skills! When people are upset with me I become defensive! I never learned to curate and speak decently to people!

I’m hoping people can like me despite being like this, because changing myself is too hard and I rebel against the idea that people need to be pleasant to be liked!!!””

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