People Share The Subtle Things Someone Does That Lets You Know They're An A**hole
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First impressions can be misleading.

It's not uncommon to meet someone who might come off as cold or standoffish, who turns out to be genuinely kind and innately likable.

Or, on the flip side, meeting someone with an effortlessly charming public demeanor, who might be a little less charming behind closed doors.

But every now and then, there are clues from the moment you meet or first encounter someone which gives a clear idea of their personality.

For better or worse.

Redditor 123backflip was curious to see what signs people saw as immediate evidence that some people might not be the most friendly, by asking:

"What’s something subtle people do that lets you know automatically they’re an a**hole?"


Watch where you're going!!

"Switch lanes without looking."- yamsnavas2.

But you're such an easy target.

"Criticize you and laugh like it’s common practice or just part of the conversation."- oneandahalfeggs123

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People just love me!

"Repeatedly telling everyone that you're 'such a good person'."

"If you have to constantly say that about yourself then you might not be that much of a good person."

"Kinda like the 'I'm a nice guy' situation."

"I had a team leader who would say that about herself."

"She's the reason everyone quit the team ,including myself."- grumpycoffeee.

"I'm right, you're wrong."

"Wildly overestimating their knowledge/competence, while also underestimating the competence of actual experts."

"'Everyone that works with ___ are so dumb, they should just do [this] and [this] but they only care about ___'"- chshcat.

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"You're kind of in my way."

"Stand in the way of aisles, doorways, etc., then actually act offended that you dare say 'excuse me' when you need to get through."

"I get people sometimes loose track of where they are and don't mean to accidentally block access ways."

"But most people actually are embarrassed they did it and legitimately apologize and immediately get out of the way."

"Jerks however feel entitled to block the way and think you're the one imposing on them for asking them to move."- llcucf80.

"Cause you're there for me too..."

"They remember you are their friend only when they need you or need something from you."- SuvenPan.

Oops!

"Not apologizing when they found out they were clearly wrong."

"Destroying your property because they are entitled."- kitchen_clinton.

Ugh, can you believe him?

"When I meet someone who spends more than half their time complaining about other people they know."- ofsquire.

I couldn't find a trash can.

"Litter."- Ahole_Judge.

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"Hey, you!"

"The impatient finger snapping that some people do to get someone's attention such as in a classroom or when asking for the check at a restaurant, etc."

"It's just degrading to snap at someone like that and instantly puts a bad taste in my mouth."- Sixhaunt·

It's always a good idea to try to really get to know someone, and not resort to pre-judgement.

But sometimes, one single action can simply say it all.

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