Oh those teenage years. That half decade when we're so sure we're beyond cool and the smartest ever. It's that time when anything and everything we wear is fantastic and "IN." Those were the days weren't they? Yeah, the days of delusion and shame. Where to begin? That hair? Those clothes? A Goth phase? Oh the things we did to try and fit in.

Redditor u/tenamonth wanted us to band together and share those phases in life we've all been through... What 'embarrassing phase' did you go through as a teenager?


Dear Diary....

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My friends and I all had live journals and we would regularly passive aggressively communicate with each other through them.

Live journal Entry

UGH. I can't believe how crazy Sam has been lately. I know her boyfriend broke up with her, but that was MONTHS AGO. She's no fun to hang around anymore.

Sam's Live journal Entry, the following day

I AM SICK. AND TIRED. OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE A BROKEN HEART. DROPTHENUKES

Talking Flames....

I used to want to sound like a cool, edgy, EMO writer or something... so I would narrate things that were happening around me, out loud. I remember at a family event we were roasting s'mores and I was just like "Fire, slowly burning, destroying and turning everything black..." I can't remember any more because I'm cringing too hard. Kighla

I'm so Fetch...

Thinking that my angst would be seen by potential mates as "mysterious and cool," when in reality I was just "insufferable" and "self-absorbed." Langoustina

Yes! Thinking everyone's like, poor pretty sad girl. I wonder what's she thinking. I bet she's deep. magergirl

"Non" Sk8trboi....

I was a "stoner/skater" that:

-Didn't smoke pot
-Didn't skate

I did however wear really baggy JNCO's and not wash my hair very often. jtown5000

WWF for LIFE!!!

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When I was a teenager i was huge WWF fan and there was this wrestler named Edge, who would perch in high places inside the arena and just watch the matches for months before he made his actual debut. Because of this, I use to do the same thing because I thought it was bad a**. I use to find high places and just perch there like a gargoyle for hours. (In trees, on roofs of peoples houses, on ledges, anywhere that i could climb ) and I would just sit there, crouched motionless and watch peoples reactions when they would see me. J0nnyGreenGiant

Sincerely, Forever! 

Cheesy, overwrought love letters to girls I dated for a month or two. "Sometimes I just want to hold you until you crumble." Toastwaver

If you have Netflix watch the documentary mortified nation, people save these notes and teen diaries and read them aloud to rooms full of strangers. It is great. therealsunshinem81

Where's your Roger?

I had hair over one eye because i thought i looked like Jessica Rabbit.

Spoiler: i definitely did NOT look like Jessica Rabbit.

After that, i shaved the underside of my hair a la the little girl on The Crow.

can't rain all the time!! deckpumps_n_deldos

The Soundtrack to Life...

When I first got Facebook, I had a phase where all of my status updates had to have a song lyric in it. JDLovesElliot

I never grew out of this phase I just stopped posting the lyrics everywhere. BigBlueDane

Be Asian! 

As an asian kid, AZN pride was in full effect.

I had the spiky hair that had so much damn LA Looks hair gel in it, I'm surprised I didn't go bald.

Yelling out, "Got Rice!" and writing AZN on school desks are other phases I just cringe at. Also attempted to breakdance, even though I have the rhythm of a wet noodle. GrippinTheDalaiLlama

Avril scammed us!

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When I was 15, well before Avril Lavigne happened, skater boys were the most attractive guys in my social environment. My friend, my sister and I would spend evenings hanging around the skate park, checking out the guys and fighting over which one of us would get to date the cutest guy. After about a month of this we conceded that the answer was "none of us." plasterwork

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