There is one trait that separates humanity from all the other animals: the ability to start articles with grandiose generalities that couldn't possibly be true.
But something else people like to do is judge each other, and that's what this article's about -- even if monkeys also judge other monkeys, and some dolphins are hated by their peers.
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Specifically, this asshole here.
You would think, however, with all that judging, we'd get good at it. Nope. Most people fall for all the obvious tricks and mistake one character trait for another. Although there are far too many exceptions to mention, here are five personality types we constantly misjudge.
An Earnest Guy Can Be a Needy Humblebraggart
Who doesn't like the earnest guy? All-American, humble, not too proud, hard-working, fair. Y'know, earnest guy.
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The earnest guy is great, and there's a great way to spot him: First, think of that guy everyone says is really earnest. Got him? Good. IT'S NOT THAT FUCKING GUY. If someone is really living a selfless, ethical life, dictated only by their personal integrity, then 9 times out of 10 you don't notice them at all. Earnest guys don't talk, blog, or tweet about how earnest they are. They just do their thing for the right reasons, never calling attention to their good deeds, and often go unnoticed by the other, far shittier people in the world.
There is a certain Twitter-famous individual who rose to prominence by shitting on a piece of human garbage that all decent people hate. Certainly, a bold choice. Then, shortly after that well-earned fame was cemented, Whitney Houston OD'd, and this Twitter celeb tweeted about how she wasn't making Whitney Houston jokes because she wasn't an asshole.
An asshole like me, I'm guessing.