Awful Traits That Pretentious People Exhibit

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Life is full of people that you won’t get along with but on the top of that list is probably the pretentious a**hole that you wish you could ignore for the rest of your life. We all know that person – they walk into a room with a certain air about them, their nose seems to knowingly stick up in the air, and as soon as they open their mouth to talk about how they know more than you/are more privileged than you, you automatically want to punch them in the face.

From the douchebag in high school calculus to that girl that would never shut her mouth when talking about politics in journalism class or that trust fund kid that somehow made his way into your friend group… We all know at least one pretentious f*ck that deserves a punch in the face.

There’s a way to go about social situations without being the face of pretentious folks, okay? If other people can have a normal conversation without offending anyone, how can those that are better off fail to do the same? I’ve yet to find out the answer but at least we can call out their sh*tty behaviors.

These are surefire traits that pretentious people exhibit:


Using “summer,” as a verb. “We summer in Martha’s Vineyard.” F*ck you.


Bragging about money


My childhood friend has a LinkedIN profile and on it he put something like “worked as dishwasher for a year at x business so i know how the common man feels”


“Wow, I can’t believe you didn’t know about [some fact no one cares about].”


Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.