What Toxic Behavior Is Socially Acceptable? People Shared Their Thoughts.

Maybe it’s always been this way or maybe it has to do with how prevalent social media is in our lives, but it sure seems like people don’t really know how to treat each other with respect anymore…

Uh oh, I’m starting to sound like my dad…

Whatever the case, take a look at what these AskReddit users had to say about toxic behavior that is socially acceptable.

And see if you agree with them!

1. No!

“Trying to make people drink/smoke or drink/smoke more when they have firmly declined the offer.”

2. Yup.

“Humiliating your kids by making videos of you pranking/fooling them and then posting it online.”

3. Not for everyone.

“Overworking yourself and then collectively judging others who don’t do the same.

The fact that some people are proud of getting very little sleep is sad, especially since the effects of sleep deprivation are d**dly.”

4. Not cute.

“Oh my god there’s this thing right now where some Latina women are like unashamed and calling themselves “tóxica”.

They’re admitting their jealousy, their pettiness.

And then there’s guys, even calling their girlfriends toxic. “La tóxica de mi novia” but like it’s funny, like it’s cute and or just normal.

I’ve seen SHIRTS labeled “tóxica”.

It’s not cute. It needs to stop.”

5. Not good.

“People tend to give drunk people misbehaving a pass if they regularly do it.

“Oh don’t mind Tom, he’s just dr**k.:

That just reinforces that toxic behavior.”

6. So gross.

“Verbally abusing minimum wage employees who don’t make the rules.

If I could change the laws tomorrow I’d encourage businesses to ban pieces of garbage like these who can’t operate in public.

The Starbucks barista shouldn’t have to pay for your s**tty attitude.”

7. Needs to stop.

“In the US, I’d say it’s workplace b**lying.

And then the companies blame the victim and say things like, “Well, they just didn’t fit in with the ‘culture’ here.”

I’m sure culture in some workplaces is important, but whenever I hear employers or recruiters talk about “culture” I just hear “a**se.””

8. Annoying.

“Pranking people disrespectfully.

People need to be doing simple, harmless stuff, like rotating plates of food when people aren’t looking, or hiding post it notes under computer mice with confusing messages on them.

Not this s**t that causes jump scares and risks people having a heart attack or stumbling and hitting their head.”

9. Nobody’s perfect.

“Pretending that everyone has to be perfect 24/7.

We can’t have mistakes or bad days or just be an a**hole without people grabbing their pitchforks.”

10. Ummm, never?

“Asking people when they’re gonna have kids.

I just got asked this the other day. It was awkward af explaining that it’s a bit late for me age wise, and kids just aren’t for me, anyway.

People need to mind their own d**n business!”

11. Hustle.

“Burning yourself out for ‘the hustle’ and/ or ‘the grind’.

I realized that my workaholic tendencies were actually a subconscious distraction from facing my emotional and psychological traumas.

And I was falsely chasing the “high” of achievement for external validation and the dopamine hit of self-worth.”

12. Dumb.

“The whole attitude of going to work sick, even with something like the Flu or Pneumonia, and that employee wearing it like a badge of honor.


I’m about to start a round of Prednisone for an autoimmune flare and this ‘ol boy without a mask waltzed into our office yesterday bragging somewhat how this is his 2nd time getting Covid and he apparently tested positive right over a week ago!

What is wrong with people?!”

How do you feel about this?

Let us know in the comments.

Thanks a lot!