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Certain behaviors are typically linked to our childhood, a phase characterized by learning and maturation. Strikingly, discussions on online forums frequently reveal that adults are not immune to displaying embarrassing and immature behaviors. Thus, the question arises: What are these behaviors that persist in some individuals even as they enter adulthood?
Bullying is not tolerated in schools, yet it still seems to proliferate. When it makes it to adulthood? That’s just plain ridiculous. Someone writes, “Bullying people in the workplace like they think they’re in high school.” Others agreed, with a man recalling his experience with being bullied at his office. It’s time to grow up, we think.
Many pointed out that most behaviors are okay for adults as long as they aren’t being a jerk to others or exposing others to their bad hygiene. Someone writes a perfect motto, “Be yourself and follow your bliss, but also… wipe your a**.” … And wash your hands.
3. Refusing to Apologize When Wrong
Someone writes, “Not being able to admit you are wrong when shown. Doubling down on something just because you don’t want to be embarrassed is middle school sh**.” Being able to admit to mistakes is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign that you’re human.
4. Complete Denial
Calling people out for something they just said and then having them deny it can be flat-out exasperating. Someone shares their story, “Yup, I have a friend just like that. But instead of 5 seconds, it’s something he said 10 minutes ago. And when I confront him about it, he goes: “No, I have never said that.” or even “Prove it to me.”
It’s so annoying. I am honestly considering recording our conversations just show him, how full of sh** he is.” Maybe it’s time to find a new friend?
5. Throwing Adult-Sized Tantrums
Think tantrums are for toddlers? Not always, unfortunately. “Grown-ups having temper tantrums are insanely scary and disturbing to come across, even more so when you have a personal connection with the individual,” shares a user. Many people go on to recount crazy stories of their friends and family acting like big babies.
6. Flushing Courtesy
Adults with family or roommates can do everyone a common courtesy and flush the toilet, especially after a poo. Women in the house are also shocked to see how much pee gets on the toilet and floor after some men use the bathroom and are pleading for these grown men to clean up after themselves. Gross!
7. Worrying About Others’ Opinions
While it’s good to be courteous, beyond that- one user recommends not worrying too much about what other people think, like many of us did as teenagers trying to fit in. This applies to hobbies, lifestyle choices, etc. He writes, “But when it comes to collecting things, playing games, watching cartoons, airsoft… f*** everyone else’s opinions.”
8. Intolerance for Others’ Perspectives
Many adults seem to have an issue in dealing with people with differing views, thinking that it’s wrong. However, we are all entitled to our own opinions and different perspectives. No need to be an internet troll or hate people because they’re different.
9. Road Rage
Taking anger out on people on the road is never okay and can be downright dangerous. People equate it to internet trolls and toddler tantrums- both of which are unnecessary for adults.
10. Taking Everything Personally
This is one that goes well with road rage. Some people have a hard time seeing that the world does not revolve around them, taking everything quite personally (like being cut off or people laughing). Someone writes, “Thinking every minor inconvenience or everything everybody else says or does is automatically a personal affront to your dignity and/or liberty.” Calm down, please!
11. Sexual Harassment
Adults thinking it’s okay to harass others sexually is out of line- and should not be tolerated. A woman shares a story, “My manager looked at me and said with all of my male coworkers in the room, “I hope I can try you out in bed. You must be a freak.” I reported him, and he was terminated.” Why do adults think they can speak to others that way?
12. Know It Alls
Someone writes, “Not being able to accept you don’t know everything about everything. I have a few colleagues like that, and it’s annoying.” It’s okay to admit when you don’t know something!
13. Thinking the World Revolves Around Them
Not everything goes how we want; we tell kids to suck it up because it’s part of life. Yet, some adults will pout, scream, and cry when they don’t get something. It’d be better to take a deep breath and assess what can actually be changed in the current situation.
14. Picking Fights
Just because you had a day doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk to those around you (a total child move.
15. Entitled Mooching of Everyone
Someone writes, “Knew a guy who is like 23 and refused to get a job. Something about how he doesn’t work for anybody else and shouldn’t have to if he doesn’t want to, so he basically just relies on his GF for income.” Strange.
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