Ever get a weird vibe from somebody, like they're angry at you and you have no idea why? Maybe we can tell you. The folks at Cracked.com just put together a list of five ways you're accidentally making people hate you.
#1.) You stay quiet when you should say something. If you let a text, an email, or a Facebook post go by without responding . . . even when no response is required . . . you might be offending someone.
People just don't like to be ignored. When they don't get a reaction, it's like you're telling them they don't matter.
#2.) You accidentally remind people how you're better than them. Like when you tell a funny story about a drunken hookup . . . to a single parent who hasn't been on a date in years. It doesn't matter that you didn't mean it that way. They'll still resent you.
#3.) You don't realize you owe someone. This one might not be your fault. Sometimes people THINK they've done a lot more for you than they really have. But they'll still be angry when you don't repay the favors.
You hear this one a lot after a relationship ends. Both people think they did more for their ex than their ex ever did for them.
#4.) You waste people's time. This one's tough too, because when someone's too busy to help you with something, they might not TELL you . . . since they don't want to SOUND like they're more important than you.
But at the same time, they feel helpless because you're piling on more work for them.
#5.) You don't realize you have an unfair advantage. When different minorities talk about equal rights, sooner or later, you hear someone else say, "I don't hate anyone . . . I just don't want anyone to get SPECIAL TREATMENT."
But that person usually doesn't realize that THEY were the one getting special treatment all along. It happens in everyday situations all the time.
Like when a guy can't understand why leaving the toilet seat up is a big deal . . . because he's never the one that falls in.
The worst thing about all this stuff is you never know what you did to make someone mad. One way to avoid it is to bend over backwards, and be overly sensitive to everyone . . . but that's only going to make YOU mad.