Have you ever noticed a person driving a really expensive car but acting out on the road? What about knowing someone who criticizes what others are wearing and thinking that it’s actually cool to judge? What about carving on trees and thinking that they are badass?

People online are pointing out things that are actually more like being a douchebag than being cool. User u/finleyg113 of the Reddit group dedicated to asking all sorts of questions asked “What do people think makes them look cool, but actually makes them look like a douchebag?" And by the looks of it, people definitely think that certain things should be labelled as ‘douchebag’ and not ‘cool.’ Below are 39 brutally spot-on things about this topic.

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#1

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group People who tease guys for drinking “girly drinks”. If a guy wants to drink a Strawberry Daiquiri let him drink it in peace.

You know what is manly? Drinking whatever the f*** you want without giving a s*** what people think.

garry4321 , Heidi Walley Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Drinking whatever the f**k you want is not manly! It's common sense!

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#2

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Driving around residential areas too fast in cars with really loud engines and those exhausts that go BANG BANG BANG all the time. They look like nothing other than inconsiderate a***holes.

blackcurrantcat , Richard Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

The amount of decibels produced compensates the lack of inches in a certain area.

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#3

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Being mean to serving staff

bhuvana_ , zoetnet Report

Karin Lange
Community Member
5 months ago

Being mean to anyone

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#4

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Handing a homeless guy a ten dollar bill and posting it on Youtube

semnotimos , Johal Report

Ze_Plague1doctor
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I hate ppl who do that

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#5

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Blasting music in public transportation without headphones.

idontlikeflamingos , Ratana Limnararat Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Definitely not cool!! Very annoying and disrespectful to everyone!! Please don't do that!

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#6

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Vandalizing rocks, trees, etc. in parks and nature preserves. It takes you out of the experience when you’re scanning a gorgeous landscape and your eyes land on ‘butthead + dingdong forever’ in bright colors

Clevercapybara , waferboard Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Vandalizing in general is not cool! Whether it is a landscape, a monument or a private property

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#7

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Declaring themselves to a an 'Alpha-male', 'High Value Women' or anything like that it.

It screams immaturity and lack of self awareness.

AtomicMonkeyTheFirst , Mohamad Khosravi Report

Manuela Martins
Community Member
5 months ago

If you have to declare yourself whatever, you are most certainly whatever not.

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#8

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group It's just a prank bro, It's just a prank! - said by every douche about to get their a** kicked because they pushed too far.

insomniacRA , Fake Pranks TV Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

There's a difference between a prank and violent attacks or building contraptions to hurt people. I still can't see the fun in shoving a cake violently in someone's face, especially when that person is wearing glasses.

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#9

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Gatekeeping a fandom or hobby. “You aren’t a real fan of XYZ band if you started listening to them after this album”, “You’re not a real beer drinker if you don’t like IPAs”

02K30C1 , Matthew Kalapuch Report

iblowsheep
Community Member
5 months ago

You're not a real asshole if you don't bash everyone who has a different opinion than you

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#10

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Doing something nice for someone and video taping it for clout.

VoodooMoose- , Danny Duncan Report

Susan Green
Community Member
5 months ago

This needs to stop!

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#11

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Undermining a person everytime they try to talk.

My ex did this to me and the amount of confidence I've lost is terrible. Still recovering after 3 years. Teasing someone when they gather guts to talk in a group and then laughing is useless. Cannot explain how badly it hurts

quietbeing15 , Brooke Cagle Report

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh my gosh this. This is so bad, don't ever do this to anybody.

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#12

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group The line between joking and bullying can be a thin one, and a lot of douchebags either dont see it or they just dont care.

TRA157 , Helena Lopes Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Of course they see it! They just call it "joking"

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#13

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Using a cellphone in public on speaker.

cryptoengineer , Ivan Radic Report

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
5 months ago

My answer to that would be to join in the conversation with just one sentence while walking by the window. Dont make your calls public. The public will be tempted to join in.

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#14

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Wearing name brand clothing just because it has the brand written all over the clothing, for everyone else to see.

OnemoreSavBlanc , barockschloss Report

Karin Lange
Community Member
5 months ago

I refuse to advertise any company and to pay expensive money for it.

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#15

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Supporting a celebrity that doesn't give a s**t about your existence online to the extent of bullying and name calling people who don't worship that celebrity

Reem-gazelle-2001 , Wikimedia Commons Report

Susan Green
Community Member
5 months ago

Enough of this piece of trash. Can we just pretend she doesn’t exist anymore?

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#16

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Picking on someone in a group and trying to get everyone else to laugh at them. Not in a hey! everyone’s joking around kind of way- in a being a nasty piece of work and embarrassing the person kind of way.

OnemoreSavBlanc , Jed Villejo Report

Requiem
Community Member
5 months ago

My friends would do that to me growing up and Id usually kick their ass for it. I was actually bullied as a kid by the "cool kids" so I didnt tolerate it from friends. We have been friends since 92

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#17

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Picking on weird kids

YourRoyal_thighness , Austin Pacheco Report

Kelli from Fitness Blender
Community Member
5 months ago

Everyone is weird in their own weird way! (:

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#18

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group That whole “I don’t give a f***” attitude online where people just hate everyone and be super edgy, it doesn’t make you look cool, just makes you look like a d***.

Alodea , Isi Parente Report

Confused Flamingo
Community Member
5 months ago

I saw someone actually make a poll for self harm online....thankfully people have the sense to not vote or interact with it and talk to the person

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#19

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Spitting in public or indoors (this happens in my school, it’s disgusting)

paul-the-pelican , Frédéric BISSON Report

ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
5 months ago

spitting in public period is disgusting.

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#20

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Bragging about their income or material possessions

nightfire00 , Chris Yarzab Report

Susan Green
Community Member
5 months ago

People who brag about this, are usually the ones who don’t have much money.

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#21

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Being an a**hole to other people to boost your own ego

serenityx77 , GQ Creation Report

Mrs. Jan Glass
Community Member
5 months ago

This is what most of the "call outs" I've seen are about: just an excuse to treat someone else like garbage with a free pass.

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#22

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Teachers who are proud of many of their students not passing, if I ever get a teacher like that maybe I should ask why they are proud for being a bad teacher.

Nightwarper , Eric and Mary Ellen Report

KatHat
Community Member
5 months ago

Testing is often a really stupid way to check knowledge and ability. Sometimes a lack of knowledge and ability is definitely due to bad teaching. But it's also sometimes down to a lack of interest in learning. Don't blame teachers for everything; they're not miracle workers.

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#23

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Judging another person for their interests even if the other person’s interests don’t affect or hurt anyone else. The other day I had an acquaintance tell me how a friend of mine who likes to collect Funko Pops must be such a virgin even though the guy is literally married with a kid on the way.

Flat_Weird_5398 , mamizaza Report

My ordinary life
Community Member
5 months ago

Wut. I’ve decided I’m gonna start collecting funko pops on my b-day. I’ve always liked em. (I’m gonna collect Simpsons, spider verse, marvel and mandolorian funko pops)

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#24

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Keyboard warriors who are actually scaredy cats in real life.

DeanClipchet , Unknown Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey! Cats are cute! Don't insult the cats!

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#25

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Smoking in “no smoking” zones

cstr0 , Leonid Mamchenkov Report

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

No smoking zones are there so people can go places without having to breathe in your smoke. And people with lung issues like me REALLY don't appreciate it. And don't get mad when we glare at you, you're the one smoking where you're not supposed to.

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#26

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Judging people who dress differently to them

jim_mayo , Skinny Guy Lover Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Judging people. Just that! Not cool!

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#27

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Also judging people for their music choices. Like when someone goes through your iPod/Spotify/whatever and is all “eww you listen to this” then proceeds to tell you about the super edgy music they listen to that “no one really knows yet” 🙄🙄

LuckyBall3788 , photosforyou Report

RiaDeCaterpillar
Community Member
5 months ago

I literally listen to only Disney, Christian Worship, Star Wars, and a couple musicals. I get Judged SO. MUCH. for not listening too/liking T swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Ellish, Etc. YOU AREN'T LISTENING TO MY MUSIC, SO WHY DOES IT MATTER!

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#28

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Pretending to know... Or be something when actually having no Idea....

living_7hing , Magnet.me Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

If you are my doctor before my surgery i prefer not to show me that you have no idea(if you are new for example)In this case please pretend

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#29

Revving your engines and blasting s***** music through a city neighborhood regardless of the time.

I live in Jersey City and this happens quite often, you don't look cool.

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Kira Okah
Community Member
5 months ago

Small rural town - people do this here too...

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#30

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group This is very specific, but I once knew a bloke who thoughy he was cool for not liking Game of Thrones, which is fine, but would then post spoilers of it on social media along the lines of "I don't watch or care about Game of Thrones, but X died in the most recent episode, unlucky if you saw this". I fell victim of it once and I literally thought my blood was boiling. I was so angry.

The lesson here is probably to stay off social media before you've seen the most recent episode of a show you love.... But still.... F*** that guy.

Prior_Prism , BagoGames Report

Ze_Plague1doctor
Community Member
5 months ago

>:00 I HATE SPOILERS I SHALL FIND HIM AND MAKE HIM PAY FOR HIS SINS

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#31

Failing school does not inherently make you a douchebag, but bragging about it as if it's something that is cool isn't the best presentation of character either.

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HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, like those kids who are like "haha i have an F in this class." *pause, no one replies." "[Louder] HAHA I HAVE AN F IN THIS CLASS DID YALL KNOW THAT I'M LIKE FAILING THIS CLASS HAHAHHA" dude if i have anything below a B- I freak the f**k out idk how you can be bragging about your Fs

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#32

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group Constantly telling people about the women they've slept with or were otherwise involved with. I knew a guy like this in college, he was one of the most obnoxious dudes I've known.

Obamas_Tie , Toa Heftiba Report

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

That's YOUR personal information. TMI, I don't need to know who you've banged.

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#33

35 Spot-On Answers To “What Do People Think Makes Them Look Cool, But Actually Makes Them Look Like A Douchebag?“, As Shared In This Online Group The ones who don't know how to get attention so they start gossiping about everyone. And I'm like I know your life is not interesting but please have some respect for others and for yourself.

yourdaisy2 , Annie Spratt Report

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
5 months ago

You can actually take someone's life with gossip. Either it's so bad the person commits suicide, or if someone believes something seriously enough they may choose to actually kill them. Both have happened. Dont do it! You don't know what may be the consequences of the "telephone effect".

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#34

driving expensive cars & cutting people off.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

People driving expensive cars have more reasons to drive carefully than that guy in his '74 Toyota rustbucket.

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#35

I have a coworker who has the "gift of gab" and is very proud of his ability to give people false assurances while being extremely vague, essentially just bombarding them with words until they're satisfied. It's a useful trick, I suppose, but when you hear him do it in real time, you realize he's just a very good liar.

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Hans (TheRealMoleman)
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, it IS a very good trick. 😏

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