We all have traits that we don't like about ourselves. For some, it's not being able to keep quiet when necessary, while for others, it's the other way around. This is especially true for people who have anxiety and are highly self-aware of their actions. One internet user asked the question "What's an absolute turn off about your own personality that you're aware of but can't help?" and the thread instantly flooded with comments. As it turns out, we're not that different from each other after all.

Scroll down below to read what people had to say and don't forget to upvote the entries that you feel most related to!


I overshare information when I get excited and just speak so much that it's embarrassing. Or I just don't speak at all.

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Tomas Holicka 2 weeks ago

"I overshare information" would make for a great T-shirt. Sometimes I tell people outright - don't tell me things you don't want leaked. You know, one beer leads to another and...

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I hate answering my phone. I ignore everyone.

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Aaron Kara 2 weeks ago (edited)

I'm right there with you. Being on the phone often makes me anxious and uncomfortable. I find the ringing of a phone comparable to somebody yelling "SPEAK TO ME NOW, SPEAK TO ME NOW, SPEAK TO ME NOW!!" - until you answer them

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I frequently forget that I told someone something and repeat stories. Drives my husband insane.

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

I know someone who says the same things over and over and over again. I feel like screaming "We know! We know!"

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My friend group calls me dad due to my terrible jokes and always being prepared for thing.

A friend hosting a party? I'll bring some beer and snacks and a pillow and blanket to make sure people are taken care of.

I'm having people over? I'll stock up with 5 times more beer and snacks than needed and get the spare room ready and have a spare air mattress on deck in case people get too drunk.

Had your period at a dudes house? No worries, tampons and pads under the sink along with a few rolls of TP and some sanitizing wipes with aloe.

Need directions to a place? Here's the address and I'll give you a rough explanation with landmarks where you're going to want to turn.

You have a specific task you need to get done and don't know anyone? Give me a minute, I'll call a guy.

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Aaron Kara 3 weeks ago

This just sounds like a really nice person - Although I sometimes do similar things especially when hosting, it comes from a combination of wanting people to enjoy a get-together without worrying about anything and a crushing need for people to like me. But hey, we all have our insecurities right...RIGHT?!

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I’m worried way too often that I’m annoying or bothering people and end up apologizing for it, which then ACTUALLY makes me annoying. It’s a vicious cycle.

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Aaron Kara 3 weeks ago

I honestly feel many of these traits are emblematic of people who are actually quite gentle, introspective and kind. That being the case, ill happily manage these kinds of idiosyncrasies if it means being self aware and avoiding a delusional idea of myself that isn't shared by the people around me.

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Im pretty sarcastic, but I'm a pretty monotone person so people tend to think I'm being serious at times where I'm really not

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Sreejith 2 weeks ago

we have a saying like "sarcasm is like electricity, half of India doesn't get it"

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I have been asked so many times if I am on the autism spectrum. I am not, but I absolutely hate making eye contact while conversing with people. Just find it awkward & when I try to, it just turns into a staring contest. All these questions start popping in my head then

"How often should I blink my eyes/ should I coordinate my blinking with theirs"

"How long should I keep the eye contact"

"Should I be the one to avert my eyes or should I wait for them to look away" & then I get anxious about the actual topic of the conversation because I am not paying all my attention to what they're saying.

Edit: I am in the medical field so most everyone who notices my social awkwardness tries to guess what's wrong with me. Bi***es love diagnosing!

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

For me, eye contact is awkward if the person is standing too close.

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I won't shut the f**k up.

I also respond to stories with my own stories. Apparently people think I am one upping them when in fact I am trying to create connections via shared experiences.

I am very annoying to be around

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

This is so me.

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I over-analyze everything. Anything anyone says, or any look they give me, is an insult. I just have to figure out how.

Edit: Damn, I didn't realize so many people would relate to this. To answer a lot of your questions: no, I don't act out on it, but sometimes I ask for positive affirmations too frequently. Yes, I'm in therapy and it is helping. And to everyone who said they freak out they're going to get fired -- I feel you. I've been at my job for almost four years and I'm convinced everyone hates me.

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Daria B 2 weeks ago (edited)

I kinda relate to this as well. But I think it's because I was one of the bullied kids. I try to remind myself I'm just being irrational every time my mind goes astray. In my case, it helps. Guess I'm not a too extreme of an example.

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Ok, I finish people’s sentences in my head so I accidentally cut them off in the middle of their sentences. It is very rude, and I can see when I do it every time but for some reason I can’t control the impulse.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 2 weeks ago

This is one thing i have worked on over the years, i have a habit of talking over people, especially when drunk, i know its annoying and i have all but stopped doing it, i have to think "listen until the end of the sentence, listen until the end of the sentence". People have done it me so i know its annoying. First step is to recognise your flaws.

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