There are many different hobbies that people enjoy, you may partake in them, or they might not be to your liking. But what hobbies do you hear about that make you instantly squirm? An internet survey recently asked, “What hobby is an immediate red flag?” Here are the 18 best responses:
Anyone Who Calls Themselves an Influencer
“I live in Bangkok at the moment, and the number of people I meet who say they’re influencers when they mean “I’m unemployed but well dressed” is truly startling. I’ve even had it come up in job interviews. I asked a candidate recently what she’d been doing in the 18 months since leaving university, and she said she’d built 80,000 followers as an influencer. I asked her how she’d monetized that, and she flat out didn’t understand what I meant.”
“High followers means a high likelihood they’re unemployed or stay-at-home spouses.”
“It’s usually a very thin line between hobby and addiction.”
“$10 says I don’t have an addition.”
Anything Involving Humiliation of Other People
“Prank videos are the worst because their whole shtick is “watch this person freak out when I do something completely unreasonable to them” as if it’s the victim’s fault.”
“This describes a child with the internet.”
Worshippers of Hustle Culture and Fake Financial Gurus
“They seem to just fall into one scam after another like drop-shipping, YouTube automation, then to some crypto scheme.”
“The key to making money online is to become a content creator that talks about making money online, to inspire more people to do the same, etc. It’s like an organically formed MLM.”
“They’re also frequently from well-off families and like to look as hippies or homeless in between semesters.”
“Used to call them home bums. They have a home and family but choose to be “homeless.””
“A buddy of mine was once carded while trying to buy a beer at an illegal rooster fight.”
“It’s pretty common in former Spanish colonies, and I wouldn’t call it a red flag the same way I would dog fighting.”
Collecting Nail Clippings
“I’ve been on this planet for more than half a century and I gotta say, people saving nail clippings is a new one for me.”
“I used to do this and honestly? No idea. I think I just found it satisfying to see them collect. But that’s just me”
“Not “I have a few bitcoin,” but the ones who think crypto will save the world. Most crypto bros I’ve met were annoying, insufferable dudes.”
“Feel like crypto bros, CrossFit bros, and alpha males all float in the same circles of society. The obnoxious and insufferable ones.”
Collecting Alcoholic Beverage Containers
“Had a buddy who called theirs “beer mountain.””
“I’m a packaging engineer; I buy the alcohol just for the bottle half the time. There’s some unique stuff people do that you almost can’t believe came off the line.”
Essential Oil Obsession
“My ex’s mom was so obsessed that this was her answer to everything. She stayed at my house for only a few days, and my entire house smelled like an essential oil bomb gone off. I couldn’t tell her it gave me a headache, though, because then she would’ve said, “Oh, I have an oil for that!””
“I just like the smells.”
“Sure, you can be a connoisseur of fine alcohol, but other people think getting blackout drunk to Natty Lights regularly is a hobby. That’s just alcoholism.”
“I’m not having a glass of wine, and I’m having six. It’s called a “tasting,” and it’s classy.”
Smoking Weed and Making that Your Personality
“Like, I have nothing against weed and have done it myself many times, but I just can’t stand the “stoners” who’s whole life revolves around it and act like it’s a miracle cure for everything.”
“I’ve generally found that anyone who makes their personality about ‘that one thing’ is annoying. Be it weed, guns, parenting, working out, sports, Warhammer, you name it.”
Making Staged Tik Tok Videos
“The fake charity/charitable acts are the absolute cringe ever.”
“I never thought there was anything wrong with staged content as long as it was still enjoyable and they don’t try to pass it off as real.”
“What are we supposed to do with our kid’s teeth? It feels wrong to throw them away, and then you have to hide them so the kids don’t find them and lose faith in everything magical.”
“I have a little jar of puppy teeth from the puppies I helped raise. They’re adorable, but I can see why someone would think it’s weird.”
Being a Reddit or Discord Mod
“Mods are the same guys who become mall cops and abuse their mall cop status. Imagine banning people forever from communities as a hobby.”
Child Beauty Contests
“Those things are raw degeneracy, egocentrism and leave a time bomb inside the child’s mind.”
“I don’t know how we go from letting children play carefree to making them compete in child pageants. It’s pathetic to make them dress and act like an adult at such a tender age.”
“It’s fine if you are a fan, but if everything in your life is Star Wars-themed, Kim Kardashian-themed, or New York Yankee themed, then I don’t think we will be compatible.”
“I stopped talking to a friend when her obsession with a celebrity got to a point where she found the blueprints to his house. I don’t know if she did anything with them, but I blocked her on everything and haven’t heard from her since.”
Spamming on Social Media
“You mean the 457 memes I shared because I thought they were funny and people might enjoy them, is a red flag? Well, I never would have guessed.”
“Gotta love 15 stories a day and always the same nails, pictures, gym, and motivational videos with blurred and moody background b-rolls.”
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